The X-Factor

Posted November 9th, 2011 by Christine

Tonight is the dress rehearsal for our next show at BUSOM, which is a scratch show based around ‘Return to the Forbidden Planet’. As part of this, one of the characters has to eat a sample of the ‘X-factor’- a substance which makes all his deepest thoughts into reality and ends up generating a monster. I thought long and hard about what I’m going to use for the edible version of this and finally came up with Fruit Pastilles in a tin, but here’s one of my whackier musings (thanks to DEVA Senior Section, who do some awesome Guide Challenge Badges.)

Giant Jelly Tots

Serves: As many as you want

Neil’s rating: TBC

Time to mouth: 2 hours

Prep time: 5-10 mins


lots of packs of jelly (1 pack does three tots)

Granulated sugar to coat

How to make them:

Melt each flavour of jelly separately in the microwave and carefully pour into non-stick mince-pie moulds. Leave in the fridge to set. Coat with the sugar.

Get Neil to do the washing up asap as the jelly tastes awful dissolved in cake mix when you accidentally think that the bowl is clean because you don’t see the semi-transparent layer of orange goo. He will thank you for soaking the equipment used in warm water.

Try not to:

  • Burn yourself
  • Stick jelly to the microwave plate or any part of your anatomy


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