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fruit presse made into jelly
Mon 21-Nov-11
9:48 pm
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glittergirl
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I am getting the bug for making preserves, after someone left a bottle of Tesco red grape and blackcurrant presse after a party I decided to try making it into a jelly. all I did was heat it and add 1lb of jam sugar with added pectin to a pint of liquid and voilà I have some gorgeous jelly. Has anyone else made jelly or jams out of anything similar and had a good result? I am keen to try more if you have any ideas. chef

Mon 21-Nov-11
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Hi Janie

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I suppose it will work with anything like that, and if it doesn't set, you can water it down a little more and use it as a syrup on things like porridge, rice pudding, yoghurt etc. (which is what I did with my first batch of rosehips the other year) - since then I've decided the syrup is better than the jelly and always make syrup. I made some pomegranate and something(can't remember what) jelly the other year from a carton of pomegranate juice, that was really lovely

Tue 22-Nov-11
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ooh i may have to try that, it sound yummy, thanks.  laugh

Sun 27-Nov-11
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Hi talking of jelly has anyone made grape jelly. I have loads of black hamburg grapes, more than we and all our friends can eat; i tried grape juice no thanks, we dont drink so homebrew wine is out so I thought of jelly; so if anyone has any ideas I would be so grateful.kiss

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Made some grape jelly a few years ago, hard to get a good set, but it did taste nice. following year I made grape and elderberry cordial, it was gorgeous. My firend didn't come through with the grapes this year, so made nothing.

Tue 29-Nov-11
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How did you do the grape juice Penny? I have found making juices with a steamer means rich syrupy drinks rather than that made with a juicer and less mess too as you siphon it off straight into sterilised warm jars and seal. Last for ages then.cheers

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