Bleeding Brains Halloween Jello
Victoria BelangerNo Halloween celebration is complete without some good ol' fashioned Jello Brains. I remember visiting "haunted houses" when I was younger, reaching into a bowl of squishy semi-solids and squealing over the thought of actually raking your hands through exposed brains.
The mold for these Jello Brains (available at amazon.com) was given to me by a friend, along with a challenge to make my jiggly brains gross, realistic, and, of course, tasty. I think I succeed with this creamy peach-flavored concoction, that I tinted a little gray for realism. The big surprise comes when the mold is sliced open to reveal a bloody mess of strawberry preserves spilling out. Disgusting and delicious all at the same time!
What You'll Need to Make Bleeding Brains Jello:
- 3 (3-oz) boxes of peach-flavored gelatin
- 3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup strawberry preserves
- Black food dye
- Brain-shaped mold (available at amazon.com)
See below for step-by-step instructions on making the Bleeding Brains Jello.
As a frequent guest at friends' dinner parties, Victoria Belanger was tired of bringing the requisite bottle of wine or box of pastries. She wanted to be more creative and bring something fun that everyone could get excited about. Thus began her popular and successful experimentation with Jello molding. With a formal education in photography, the next logical step was to photograph all her wiggly molds and share them with the world. She started a blog and dubbed herself The Jello Mold Mistress of Brooklyn. Victoria's blog has received press attention from The New York Times, Food & Wine Magazine, and a radio interview for "The Splendid Table," just to name a few. See all her Jello Mold creations at her blog.
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