Years ago, when I visited my aunt in Ootacamund in the mid-seventies, my eye fell on a five-sided aluminum Mickey Mouse mold with Mickey on top, and Minnie, Goofy, Donald Duck, Pluto, and Mickey again on the sides. Unbelievable. I asked Mani Masi if she would consider parting with it. It was the jelly mold of my happy early childhood and is still in use here in San Francisco.
Molded desserts are old-fashioned, certainly, but so much fun. The Mickey Mouse mold probably held many jellies made with crystals in the usual colors; it probably saw pink and white blancmanges, or even jellied port in the pre-Prohibition days. In this house, I use it for jellied fruit juice and a delicate jellied yogurt.
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