18th Century: Ribbon Jelly

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Pride and Pudding: The History of British Puddings, Savoury and Sweet

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2016

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Although you might think this jelly looks quite modern with its colourful layers, it has been around for centuries. Today these jellies are called ‘rainbow jellies’, whereas in the past they were known as ‘ribbon jellies’. Their ancestors are the medieval checkered leach jelly designs. In Georgian times, these ribbon jellies were made in the dainty jelly glasses of the period. They were served on glass comports especially made for this purpose.