A few weeks back, I tried making rainbow ribbon Jell-O using this recipe. I had originally seen it years ago but never got around to making it - however, it’s an utterly perfect dessert for these stay-at-home times, since you’re checking on it every 45 minutes to add the next layer and it takes pretty much all ding-danged day to do this.
I picked up a disposable, 3"-deep 9 x 13 pan just for this project, and I was so glad for that extra depth! You wouldn’t think 1 1/2 cups of liquid would be that much spread over that size of pan, but multiply it by 11 layers and as you can (maybe?) tell from the photo, it was nearly full to the top.
I had to photograph it on its side, because if I left it upright, the purple layer tended to squish and slide everything else off of it…
See? I think it’s to do with the fact that I gave my pan the lightest coating possible of PAM to facilitate serving later on; since the purple was the first layer in I think the PAM got homogenized with the Jell-O, giving it a certain Teflon quality. (It still tasted good, though, even if it was a bit messy!)
My Jell-O craving has definitely been slaked for a while (); if I try it again, I could see leaving the white layers out and see if that helps it stay together better.
Thanks for looking!