Friday 22 April 2016
Wild Violet Jelly
I did the Violet Jelly last night fairly easy to do.
I will start from the beginning,
In case any of you want to have a go
Pick 2 cups of wild violet flower heads.
rinse under running cold water and pick out any stray vegetation,
you want just the heads so remove any stems.
Pour over 2 cups of boiling water stir and leave to steep for 24 hours.
Strain the flower heads and press out as much liquid as possible
Into a saucepan add the liquid from the flower heads
add 1/4 cup of lemon juice, the liquid changes to lovely violet colour
Add sachet of pectin and 2 cups of white sugar, you want to use white to get a nice clear jelly
bring to the boil stirring to dissolve the sugar and pectin,
bring to a rolling boil and continue until the jelly reduces and starts to thicken or like I did use a thermometer and bring to a jam setting temperature 220f
Have some jars sterilised ready, I did mine in the oven and lids i soak in boiling water, pour in the jelly and leave to cool.
Now a couple of recipes I read said to water bath for 10 mins, another couple didn't water bath, I water bathed mine.
Here they are today all set and a stunning colour.
Give it a go its easy.