Jelly, Jelly, Jelly…

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I do love herb jellies. So much so that I decided to try and make my own. Here is how I made my own Rosemary and Elderflower jellies:

Rosemary Jelly

  1. Pick some rosemary (I used 8 generous size stalks for 7 jars or jelly.
  2. Peel the rosemary leaves of the stalks (Save the top 4 cm of the stalks for later).
  3. Boil the rosemary leaves with 3 apples roughly chopped (pits and all) an enough water to cover the apples generously.
  4. Strain the liquid (you should get between 800ml and 1L liquid).
  5. Put the liquid back into a jam pan or similar (I actually use my wok as I don’t have a jam pan).
  6. Add enough sugar and gelling agent to make the amount of liquid you have jelly-like. I actually added 1kg of Jam Sugar (sugar with pectin added) and then found that I needed to add about half a sachet of pectin  more because I didn’t want it sweeter but I needed it to be more jelly-like.
  7. Heat this up so that the sugar melts into the liquid and then leave it at a rollicking boil for about 10min.
  8. Leave of heat to cool down for about 15min and fill into sterilised jars.

Elderflower jelly

 

This I decided to go while also making this years elderflower cordial. To be honest you can pretty much follow the above instructions but with 8-10 elderflower heads and also 3 apples.

I thought that the apples would mean that the whole thing would jellify easier. But I don’t think this really works. At least not for me.

While trying to find a recipe that would work for me I came across this page with more exact measurements for those who need this!

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    • roued
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