Come a cropper………….

or sort of.

We like jelly, and thought it would make a nice change for a dessert, so I bought three blocks from the supermarket at 55p each. The last time I bought any I think I got 10 for a pound.
In hindsight, I should have checked the syn value before purchase, as 1 jelly cube (guide 25g and I like them raw) is 3.5 syns, but a 135g block which makes up a pint is 20! OUCH!!!!!!!
Not to be deterred, I thought if I divided it into 4 servings, that equated to 5 each, so not quite so bad. I didn’t have any small dishes, so thought about egg cups, then seeing them, realised they would be too small. I found a set a three glass dishes, but really wanted 4 as it was easier maths! Then I discovered 4 pretty shot glasses for £1 and thought, that’ll do!

Rather than make the jelly and then find it didn’t fit, I filled one glass four times and noted how much capacity it was. Ah, one pint of liquid would have been too much, so I had to think again. I decided to do my 4 and then Hubby could have the rest in a separate dish.

The bowl houses just under half a pint, so about 10 syns. My four are therefore around 2½ each, but I’ll allow 3½ as per the ‘cube’ ratio for my calculations.

Next time, if there is a next time, I shall look out for the ready to eat stuff as a 125g pot has 4 syns, or if I get the low sugar variety, 175g only a half. Even better if I go for sugar free jelly crystals as an 11.5g pack only has 2!

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to Come a cropper………….

  1. blindzanygirl says:

    Ooops! You’ll know another time though x

    • I shall enjoy my little glasses and be more savvy. One of the taster recipes a couple of weeks ago used jelly crystals and it was 3 syns for the entire bowl!! Yum! Let me at it!!!!!

  2. You have reminded me how much I loved jelly. Going to pop into Poundland to see if they have some equally cheap glasses.

    • Going to have one portion with some black forest fruit and yogurt for my dessert today, max syns, 4 and a half so well within my quota for the day as I’ve made allowances!!.

  3. Sadje says:

    I like jelly with cream and fruit

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