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Raspberry Tea Gelees with Watermelon

1/2 c Sugar
2 c Water plus 1 cup ice water
4 Raspberry tea bags
2 Envelopes unflavored gelatin
2 tb Fresh lemon juice
A; (2 1/4-pound) piece
; watermelon, rind
; and seeds
; discarded, cut into
; 1/4-inch cubes and
; chilled (about 3
; cups)
12 sm Fresh mint leaves




------------GARNISH---
Mint sprigs

In a saucepan bring sugar with 2 cups water to a boil over moderately high heat and boil, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Add tea bags and remove pan from heat. Steep tea 5 minutes and remove tea bags, carefully squeezing any liquid in them into pan.

In small bowl sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cup ice water and let stand 1 minute to soften. Stir gelatin mixture into hot tea over low heat until gelatin is dissolved completely. Remove pan from heat and stir in remaining 3/4 cup ice water and lemon juice. Chill mixture 45 minutes, or until thickened to the consistency of raw egg white, and stir in watermelon and mint leaves. Rinse six 1-cup molds in cold water, shaking out excess water (do not dry). Spoon mixture into molds and chill until set, about 2 hours.

Dip each mold into warm water to loosen and invert gelees onto dessert plate. Garnish gelees with mint sprigs.

Serves 6.

Gourmet August 1995

Converted by MC_Buster.

Per serving: 1048 Calories (kcal); 0g Total Fat; (0% calories from fat); 14g Protein; 257g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 437mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat; 17 Other Carbohydrates

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