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I have large clusters of elderflowers soaking in water for an infusion
to make elderflower jelly.

Does anyone have experience making this? The recipes I have found
online were British and their "jelly" is generally gelatin, for dessert.

I have general directions from a lovely German man I met in Passau at a
jam shop a few years ago, but they call for "jam sugar" which contains
pectin. I have pectin and sugar but no idea what proportion to use.

Does anyone here have experience with using flowers for jelly?

gloria p

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On 6/26/2014 9:05 PM, gloria p wrote:

I have large clusters of elderflowers soaking in water for an infusion
to make elderflower jelly.

Does anyone have experience making this? The recipes I have found
online were British and their "jelly" is generally gelatin, for dessert.

I have general directions from a lovely German man I met in Passau at a
jam shop a few years ago, but they call for "jam sugar" which contains
pectin. I have pectin and sugar but no idea what proportion to use.

Does anyone here have experience with using flowers for jelly?

gloria p

Here's a site that has Americanized the recipe:
http://madonnadelpiatto.com/2011/05/...rflower-jelly/
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On 6/27/2014 8:29 AM, George Shirley wrote:
On 6/26/2014 9:05 PM, gloria p wrote:



Does anyone here have experience with using flowers for jelly?

gloria p

Here's a site that has Americanized the recipe:
http://madonnadelpiatto.com/2011/05/...rflower-jelly/





Thanks, George.

I saw that recipe when I was Googling but:

1. I already have the flowers soaking in plain water, not sugar syrup

2. That recipe calls for soaking the flowers in 2 cups water, then
for the jelly it calls for 3 1/2 cups of the liquid. Huh???

I'll play it by ear, I guess.

gloria p


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