My husband has played video games for most of his life, so they were a common occurrence on the family tv growing up. Although his mom did not pick up the controller very often, she loved watching the games he played. The Legend of Zelda games on the NES were one game she often saw. Years later, she actually played about 15 minutes of Majora’s Mask. Perhaps the stress of getting that ocarina on the first three days was too much. She eventually did make another attempt at playing when Twilight Princess came out for the Wii. She was so enthralled by the chance to walk around a world she could only see from a top down perspective before that she had to explore. I think she only played for a few hours, but she proudly showed me how tired her arms were from waggling the wiimote around. She was also pretty worried Link would get in trouble when she accidentally threw the baby in the river.
Chuchus are an enemy that can be found all throughout Hyrule. They come in a variety of colors from common red to the ever rare pearl-sparkle chu. In Twilight Princess, Chuchus are blobs that slither around and leap to attack. Once a chu is defeated, Link collects the remains in a bottle to consume later. The color of the chu determines the effects of this consumable. This week we will be recreating the red chu jelly which restores eight heart points. When seeing this item in game, I wasn’t sure if this should be a liquid or a jellie. I determined this recipe based on the consistency of a living chu being a solid creature to go with a jellie. Of course, since the chu is red in color I went with a cherry flavored jellie. Overall the work needed to make these are minimal. The jellie needs more time chilling in the refrigerator than the effort you’ll put into mixing it all together.
3 ¼ cups water
1 cup sugar
4 tablespoons gelatin
1 ½ cups cherry juice
4 drops red food dye
In a small bowl combine ¾ cup of water and 4 tablespoons of gelatin. Combine the remaining water and sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
Heat until the sugar has dissolved into the water. Add the cherry juice and bring to a slight boil.
Add the gelatin and whisk in until all the gelatin has dissolved.
Carefully pour the juice into containers and allow it to cool. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
November is Zelda Month. Check out all the delicious recipes being made in celebration here.