Gummies can be made in silicone moulds or in a glass dish, lightly greased with coconut oil and then cut up into squares.
- 3/4 cup dried elderberries
- 1 tablespoon of dried licorice root
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root, thinly sliced
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 4 whole cloves
- 3 cups water
- 1 - 2 tablespoons of raw or manuka honey
- 2.5 tablespoons of Peptipro Gelatin powder
- 0.5 cup water
- Combine the elderberries, water and spices in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes.
- While simmering, prepare the gelatin. In a small ceramic bowl combine the Peptipro Gelatin powder and half cup of water. Stir for a moment and then set aside to swell and become gell-like.
- Strain the infused berry and spice mixture through a nut-milk bag or muslin cloth into another saucepan or heat-proof jug. Squeeze as much juice out of the berries as you can.
- While the syrup is still hot, break apart the gelatin and add to the elderberry syrup. Stir for a moment until the gelatin has dissolved. If your gelatin needs additional heat to fully dissolve, you can return the syrup to the stovetop, however do not boil the syrup.
- Add the honey and stir well. Place the silicone moulds on a baking tray to make lifting to the fridge spill proof.
- Pour the syrup into the moulds and then transfer to the refrigerator for 30 minutes to set firm.
- Pop the gummies out of the moulds and store in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 week.