IMMUNE BOOSTING ELDERBERRY GUMMIES
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
.5 cup water
Gummies can be made in silicone moulds or in a glass dish, lightly greased with coconut oil and then cut up into squares.
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.