Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Clover and wild strawberry Jelly
I made clover Jelly yesterday, and tossed in a couple of wild strawberries for the heck of it.
2 1/2 cups white wine
1 cup fresh clover blossoms
4 cups sugar
1/4 tbs lemon juice
3 ounces of liquid pectin
a few small wild strawberries, or 1 large one, sliced
Bring wine to a boil and pour over petals, toss in strawberries. Cover and steep until
liquid has cooled, then strain out flowers leaving only liquid. Combine 2
cups of this flower infusion with sugar and lemon juice.
Bring to a boil over high heat and as soon as the sugar has dissolved, stir
in the pectin. Return to a rolling boil, stirring, and boiling for exactly 1
minute. Remove the jelly from the heat and skim off any foam.
(can you see the photo? whenever I edit, I fear a repeat of the goat kid debacle.)
And in other news, after a month of badgering me, I have allowed the boys to start their own blog. They understand that it will be heavily monitored by me, but that they will not get into trouble for what they write there. They know the rules.
So please let me introduce you to The Wilder Boys