Friday 8 July 2011

How to make redcurrant jelly

I picked the redcurrants on Dad's allotment this morning and made redcurrant jelly this evening. Watch out for the video on this. It will be a few days yet before it's edited but I filmed the making of the jelly and as part of the forthcoming Self-Sufficient in Suburbia early summer edition.

redcurrant jelly Jul 11 1

To make the jelly, put the fruit in the jam pan and add some water. Bring to the boil and simmer for about an hour.

Strain the pulp and measure the liquid before putting into into the jam pan again. Apply heat and when it boils, add in 1kg of sugar for each litre of liquid. Reheat to boiling point and test for the setting point. The add to hot, sterilised jars.

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Unknown said...

Yummmm! I just love redcurrant jelly with swedish meatballs :)

elfriide tramm said...

i love cowberry jam with meat. have to try redcurrant also. made my first jam this year - abricot with a hint of lime. not domestic of course as we still have only strawberries despite the awful heat - 28-32C third week already. and no rain.