By Sackville on August 13, 2002
Photo by CountryLady
Photo by CountryLady
"This is the simplest of recipes and proof that you can make something lovely and tasty to remind you of summer for months to come out of only two ingredients. The time to make this dish includes time to let the berries drip overnight and for the sugar to heat. The yield is based on 4 quarts of berries."
Serving Size: 1 (2304 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I squeezed mine because I'm impatient and it jelled perfectly and was clear too! I think if you squeeze it, more pectin gets into the mix and it jells."
"this was easy! thanks for posting. I put my jelly in the freezer rather than sealing with wax."
"This works so much better with pectin. It is no longer safe to use parafin wax to seal jellies unless you put them in the refrigerator. Mine are superb and I grow Red Lake and Ben Lamond. The currants were not the problem. They just do not have enough natural pectin in them. They just need a little help. Jelly"
"Made it as directed. Either my black currants were to hardy to something was amuck. The drippings might have equalled 1 jar of juice. For me not worth the cost. I reverted to jam but was not happy about it. If someone out there has some advice on what happened let me know. It appears that the currants were the problem.?"
"This recipe is fantastic! I needed something simple today, and boy I found it! It worked just like you said! I had black currant and red currant juice in my frig and it needed to be done! What a boost this was to me!I wondered how I was going to get the paraffin off my double boiler...I reheated the water some and used a paper towel to wipe it out. Now the whole experience was so easy compared to what I thought I was going to have to do... before finding this recipe! I am going to try it with crab apple jelly sometime, being they have their own pectin too. Thanks for posting it!"
"The taste is perfect for me - just the right tart/sweet combination! However, the process didn't work & the liquid never "jelled". Other than substituting canning lids for the paraffin wax, I followed the instructions exactly, warming the sugar at 200F for an hour. I was able to salvage the liquid & reverted to a recipe from my Canadian Living magazine which calls for the addition of pectin & a boiling water bath for 10 minutes. Sorry SG - I tried! "