If you have been to a cathedral (a religious building for worship), you will notice the beautiful and colorful windows that a cathedral has. I’m guessing that the creation of Christmas Jello (Catheral Window jelly/gulaman/gelatin) got its inspiration from those magnificent windows of the cathedrals. Here in the Philippines, this food was popularized by Goldilocks. Anyway, I made one last summer and I’m making another this Christmas to be given to the kids in our church (trivia: I don’t eat jello and also hubby and our little girl…let’s just say we are not the “jello-type” family).
It’s very easy to make Catheral Window. You just need 2 sachets/boxes (90 grams) of unflavored/clear gelatin powder, 3 sachets/boxes of colored and flavored gelatin powder (red, green and yellow), 2 1/4 cups water, 1/2 cup evaporated and 1/2 cup condensed milk (or you can replaced milk with 1 cup of cream).
First cook the colored gelatin in separate pans. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, just until the mixtures start to bubble. Pour into two separate trays and allow to cool and set. Then cut into cubes and put into the prepared mold stirring lightly to distribute.
Now, cook the unflavored/clear gelatin. Remove from heat and add the milk or cream. Let cool to room temperature then pour into the molder with the colorful cubed gulamans. Chill the gelatin for a couple of hours before serving.