I made some sherbet today and I wanted to test it out.
Now, I am an aunt, so ‘I have to do ‘aunt things’ and get into practice for when I need it.
I was inspired by a stall selling sherbet at a Food Fair at Syon Park. They did lots of flavours, including pizza (which I am still working on). This particular recipe is a ‘plain one’ other than a few sprinkles. If you add liquid, like coconut flavouring, there will be a ‘fizzy reaction’. The photo above was when I put flavouring in it, so it is a bit ‘ball’ like but you don’t need to use any flavouring so it will be more powdery looking.
In the UK, sherbet is traditional eaten with a stick of licorice or eaten with the fingers. Nowadays, cooks use it as a topping for ice creams.
Citrus Acid powder (I got this online, but you can apparently get it at pharmacies)
Bicarbonate of Soda
Sprinkles and/or edible glitter (from a cake decoration shop)This adds a little texture and colour if you want it.
Icing Sugar (be generous)
Vintage Sweet Bags (You can get a good range, blue, green, yellow, black and ‘mixed’ on Amazon.
Optional: Licorice sticks from Simpkins on Amazon (not licorice roots) If you can find a good health or candy store, even better as you don’t have to pay for any delivery charge.
Tip: You only need a little citrus acid powder and bicarbonate of soda. The more citrus acid you use, the more ‘sour’ it is.
REVIEW: It is not bad at all.You don’t need to buy sherbet in the shops now, it works! It is fun to have a variety of sprinkles to make it more unique and ‘homemadey’. I would give it a 9/10 and a Gold Star in ‘Aunt Points’