Friday, 22 August 2014

Making elderberry jelly

I found a couple of bags of elderberries in one of our freezers earlier this week. I picked them last year and had had plans for them which I never got round to carrying out. As so often happens with freezers, they got forgotten about. Having rediscovered them, I decided to make them into elderberry jelly, using some of the apples I brought back from our Welsh holiday to set it.

Roughly equal quantities of berries and chopped apples went into the preserving pan along with some water. They were boiled for about 2 hours, strained and the liquid was measured and boiled up with a kilo of sugar for every litre. Once the setting point is reach, it went into hot, sterilised jars. From the batch I made, I got 9 jars.

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