The Earl of Grey Matter: A Recipe for Halloween

The Earl of Grey Matter   A couple of weeks ago I totally scored a brain mold at the dollar store. Not one to pass up such a treasure, I immediately recognized its value in an upcoming potluck at my son’s school. The following recipe is more suited to an adult’s palate. If you’ve not had tea jello, it’s quite awesome. It reminds me a little of boba tea, with that springy jello texture and the creaminess of a milk tea. To be more sensitive of food intolerances, I made this one dairy-free.

The Earl of Grey Matter

  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 4 packets unflavored gelatin (28 grams total if using loose gelatin)
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 6 Earl Grey teabags
  • 14 ounces canned coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • Organic sugar, to taste
First make the tea: put the tea bags in the boiling water, and let sit for 5-10 minutes. You want very, very strong tea. Thoroughly whisk the gelatin with the cold water, then remove the teabags form the tea and mix the tea with the gelatin mixture until completely dissolved. Add the coconut milk and honey and stir. Taste the liquid. Add additional sweetener, if desired. Lightly oil your brain mold or an 8 inch square pan. Pour the gelatin mixture in and chill until set, about 4 hours. If using a brain mold, make sure to oil the sides well to facilitate releasing the gelatin from the mold. Do not fill the gelatin to the edge of the mold; instead leave 1/4″ to 1/2″ of space to allow gravity to easy the gelatin out when you turn it upside down. Enjoy!
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