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malaguista243
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Made the Damson Jelly, took it to good setting point (wrinkle test).....

Opened a jar, for a sandwich, this morning - And it's set too thick. Can't even spread it!

Anything I can do? Can it be reheated, with a little liquid? Will this work? Have 8 jars of it!! cry

 

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Sure can, Pete and if you're not too sure, try it with just a couple of jars, and if it works, do the same to the rest!

Welcome, Pete, sorry for my tardiness, I've been out of action for a few weeks!

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Just make your absence felt"
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wave BS, you're back - good to see you! wave big_hug

I'll try that again!

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Thanks, TA, probably won't last the full 62 posts, but some of them will be seen!

I have sent you some e-mails - let me know if you have received any of 'em?

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It will take you some time to get through those.  I did get your mail - thought I'd replied?  Possibly not done it, have been fighting Companies House whilst trying to file my annual return.  Grr.steam

I'll try that again!

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I could try using it to pack the sun and planets in the wobble box of my whimwham for grinding smoke, would probably work as well as the coconut milk cheese in use at present !

Salutations and good luck wave

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    spork

I'll try that again!

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Criminey! He's been sporked!

I still say that lad's related to MOS some way! eeek There can't be TWO of those senses of humor without a genetic connection of some sort..... wink

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ouch ! But I'm making little pink pills for pale people , because while smoking is bad for your health it cures kippers !monster    wave   runaway

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seth said:

ouch ! But I'm making little pink pills for pale people , because while smoking is bad for your health it cures kippers !monster    wave   runaway


 

I'll have the blue pills please. But you 'ave to figure a way to get them through customs! tongue

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Josie, you make me laugh aloud - the way you use the vernacular is wonderful.big_laugh

I'll try that again!

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little blue pills are still in development currently trying love hearts,diamond shaped wad cutter and a aerosol of fordson major blue ! They taste as tho' they are doing some good but like most medicine it's all in the mind.thumbs_down

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Toffeeapple said:

Josie, you make me laugh aloud - the way you use the vernacular is wonderful.big_laugh


 

Aw, shucks, mam, twern't nothin'.......  embarassed  And for me it's essentially a foreign language, as it were.....  big_laugh  Although I did have a friend from th' Grey Toon try to teach me Lallans, onc't.

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malaguista243 said:

Made the Damson Jelly, took it to good setting point (wrinkle test).....

Opened a jar, for a sandwich, this morning - And it's set too thick. Can't even spread it!

Anything I can do? Can it be reheated, with a little liquid? Will this work? Have 8 jars of it!! cry

 


 

Pete, If it is very firm and you can't get it to an acceptable consistency by melting and adding water, try salvaging some of it by scooping it out of the jars with a melon baller, rolling the balls in caster sugar and hey presto -damson sweeties.smile

Gone crazy. Back soon.

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Heather E said:

malaguista243 said:

Made the Damson Jelly, took it to good setting point (wrinkle test).....

Opened a jar, for a sandwich, this morning - And it's set too thick. Can't even spread it!

Anything I can do? Can it be reheated, with a little liquid? Will this work? Have 8 jars of it!! cry

 


Pete, If it is very firm and you can't get it to an acceptable consistency by melting and adding water, try salvaging some of it by scooping it out of the jars with a melon baller, rolling the balls in caster sugar and hey presto -damson sweeties.smile

Heather, thanks.

 

As it happened, thought I'd take it on my own, and add a little juice from some apples I'd strained overnight.

Managed to get it out of the jars, SLOWLY incorporated it, over a very low light. Didn't need to boil - reached a lovely setting point all on it's own.

Re-bottled, so to speak (can you use 're-jared'??)

 

Result - Lovely set jelly; With a subtle apple hint. Perfick! Must remember - 'twice cooked jelly'!!

 

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