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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Another Jelly Recipe

Hello all...
Another weekend is almost over.  Summer will soon be upon us and Spring will be gone for another year.  Time is flying by..
I had said that I would show you the Dandelion Jelly that I made the other day.. I think I had a jelly week... smile..
I had made this last year and it was a big hit..
So I thought I best make a few more batches..
The recipe I used this year is almost the same as the Apple Blossom one... I just changed the flowers  to the Dandelions...
Here is the recipe though just in case you want it..
Ours are almost gone although I think  you could find enough for a batch if you wanted to..
Dandelion Jelly..
Gather 4 heaping cups of blossoms..

With your scissors cut off the petals ...


Cover these petals with 4 cups of boiling water and let it sit overnight... This is the tea..
Strain this through a sieve and coffee filter to measure 4 cups..
Add boiling water up to 1/2 cup to measure the full amount.
Place it and 8 cups of sugar in a large pot and add 1/2 cup of lemon juice... Stir well..
Bring to a full rolling boil and boil for a couple of minutes.
Add 2 packages of liquid certo and boil for another couple of minutes..
Bottle and Seal..
This jelly tastes a lot like honey..
There are lots of recipes on the web but I find this one gels every time...
I do not like the powdered pectin... Sometimes it does not work..
Hope you enjoy this recipe..

We had a lovely Keepers of the Home meeting today..
We made some homemade cleaners and such which I will try and share with you next week..

Enjoy your weekend..
Tomorrow is the Lord's Day.. 
He is worthy of our praise... 
Love to you all...



8 comments:

  1. the keeper of the home meetings...would love to have soemthing like that around here..I'd probably be the only one there..so..I'll look forward to your post..always enjoy them....

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  2. What beautiful jelly, Faye. The color is like sunshine in a jar. Bet it tastes wonderful too!

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  3. I can't wait until you post about the homemade cleaners to tell you the the duster cloths are great!! I used one as soon as I came home- my TV stand looks so clean and dust -free!
    -Lindsay

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  4. What a blessed blog you have! Glad I found you! I invite you over to mine to checkout a nice giveaway and to say hi! Have a blessed day, Laura Rhodes

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  5. I tried making it with the Pomona Pectin, which uses less sugar. I think that may be why we didn't care for it. I do like how pretty yours looks.

    I look forward to reading about your homemade cleaners. Have a great day.

    ~Cheryl

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  6. Your jelly is beautiful! I wanted to try my hand at making it this spring but time just got away from me and all the dandelions were gone. I hope to remember it for next year. Enjoy your day and God bless.

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  7. Looks wonderful, thank you for sharing!

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  8. Your instructions are very good. Maybe if I can find a little extra time... it would be very frugal.
    Blessings,
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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