hit counter
« A good day's riding | Main | July »
Sunday
Jul112010

Jelly

Last weekend my red and white currants ripened. I was a bit worried about the blackbird discovering the red ones - they look so jewel-like, and that poor little plant has really struggled since I planted it there and this year had a semi-respectable amount of fruit on it! So I had to get there first. 

Harvest

That there is 500g of fruit. I know the white currant has far out-performed the red, but it's a much happier-looking plant! Still, what to do with 500g of currants? Make a mixed-currant jelly, of course!

I got the River Cottage Handbook No.2 - Preserves for Christmas last year (I think - might have been birthday - sorry!) so I went with the recipe for red currant jelly. I was tempted to make the currant shrub instead, but maybe next year.

Juice straining 

I strained my currants after boiling them using this nifty little straining setup I found on my lunch hour, and then it was just (ha!) a case of boiling the juice with sugar until the setting point was reached. I didn't get a huge amount, I'll admit. Just the one jar. And did it set?

Jelly

We'll find out when we open it!

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>