Google+ What I Made Today: Currant Cordial Jelly

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Currant Cordial Jelly

I invested yesterday morning with my mother-in-law. She is an expert jelly and jam maker. I've make jams and preserves over the years, but never jelly … so I had the opportunity to witness her process and help out a bit too.

When I got home I simmered up some of my red and black currants and strained them for the juice. This morning, while it was all fresh in my mind and heart, I made a small batch of currant cordial jelly. Yeah, I couldn't help myself in changing things up a bit. I added some brandy. It looks like it's setting up nicely and I'll likely pick up more pectin during my afternoon travels … and I should have another currant harvest, enough for another small batch … and I think I'll add a touch of cinnamon to that one. Not only that, but I found a couple quarts of wild grapes in the freezer from last season and made a juice. I see some wild grape jelly in my future too. Wonder what I'll add to that?

That's what I made today. Peace.



Vincent James Pia said...

Mmmm!!! Looks like it's going to be tasty! :-)

Wizardess said...

So bright & pretty. I bet it will be great to use during the fall & winter holidays!

Leta Porter said...

I would so love to try the one with brandy in it. Please let us know how that tastes when you can use it.

Blooms And Bugs said...

Your blog does seem like a walk into the woods. I can almost smell all the berries from these pics.

Audrey said...

Simply beautiful Rose!
My maternal Grandmother was a jelly and preserve maker extraordinaire but sadly I never picked it up. Bless you for keeping the tradition alive :)