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Anastasia

Recipe

Have put the recipe in My Recipes .

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Welshcookie

Redcurrant jelly

Thank you for that. I very, very,slightly disagree in that redcurrant juice will take one and a quarter pounds of sugar per pint,because it is so pectin rich, but this is a very minor point.

From all the comments around it seems to be a marvellous year for berries.

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Anastasia

Sugar

If you look at the recipe in My Recipes it says to use between 3/4 of a pound to 1 pound per pint.
I tend to use 1Lb per pint , but I did say you can use less.

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Welshcookie

Redcurrant jelly

You read my post wrong; you can use slightly more sugar, to give a slightly higher yield.

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maggie-

Redcurrant jelly

Thank you for that recipe Ana.Before the monsoon today, Joe our green fingered neighbour came round with a large basket of berries..black, raspberries and strawberries. I said I would make him some Jam! Only thing is never ever made jam before. So I intend to look through the my recipes.But if anyone has a foolproof recipe I am all ears! I am going to have morning of jam/jelly experimenting on monday.

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Anastasia

Summer fruit jam

This is very easy to do..


3Lbs of mixed fruit( any berries , I use red currants , black currants , strawberries , raspberries , , a handful of last years blackberries ) even gooseberries..
3 lbs of sugar.
Juice if 2 lemons.


Cut your strawberries down to the size of the other fruit , add the sugar , also the lemon juice.cook over a very low heat until the sugar is dissolved .
Now you can have a rolling boil.
The length of time to reach setting point depends on the the different fruits , red currants in abundance in this jam will help it set fast , strawberries as the main ingredient will take a bit longer.
Put 2 saucers in the freezer the night before.

I always keep 2 saucers in my freezer in jam making time .

You will know it is nearing setting point if you stir , the lift the spoon up & hold over the pan , if the drops fall fast , keep going , if they start to set as they fall then you are near,y there.
A spoonful on a cold saucer will soon show you how near you are to a set.
If it wrinkles then you are there, if not put it back in the pan & boil for a few more mins .

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maggie-

Jam

Thank you Ana. I was doing some research this morning and realise I may need a few bits n bobs of equipment, so have ordered from tinternet and some funky jars. Might have to wait till next weekend to have a go now. Hopefully...if I get it right they will make some pretty and tasty gifts!

 
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