Jelly in Rabbit Moulds

Location: Wolverhampton
Era: 1940 onwards

“For birthdays we would have our friends come round for tea. I’m sure my Mum would have made a sponge cake, with candles on top. And we’d have had jelly in a rabbit shape from a metal jelly mould.”
Vivien Small


  • 500ml freshly boiled water
  • 200ml fruit juice
  • 55g caster sugar
  • 4 leaves of gelatine

Heat the water, fruit juice and sugar in a saucepan over a low heat until simmering.

Pour boiling water into a heatproof bowl and add the gelatine. Set aside until the leaves are soft.

Take out the gelatine and squeeze, then add them to the sugar syrup.

Whisk until the gelatine has dissolved.

Allow the mixture to cool, then pour into your rabbit jelly mould and refrigerate overnight.