Lavender Jelly With Chamomile

Lavender Jelly With Chamomile created by Rita1652

What a beautiful gift! Having trouble sleeping give this a try. Add to a cup of tea, glass of ice tea, lemonade, sauces, salad dressing, glaze a chicken or salmon, top a fruit tart, or spread on a scone for a delicate sweet flavor. Sweeten a vodka martini with a touch of this and garnish with fresh lavender. Take note: 2 minutes - soft gel which would make this great for easy dissolving into ice teas lemonades.... 4 minutes - medium gel for spreading on anything you desire.

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  • Sterilize jars and keep them hot.
  • Pour boiling water over lavender and let steep for 15 minutes add tea bag for five. If not adding chamomile steep lavender for full 20 minutes.
  • Strain tea into saucepan.
  • Stir in 1 1/2 cups additional water, sugar, lemon juice and coloring.
  • Heat to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly for 1-2 minutes.
  • Pour in pectin and return to a boil.
  • Boil hard for 1 minute stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and skim off foam.
  • I add back a couple of lavender buds.
  • Just so you can see them in the jar.
  • Pour into hot jars or glasses to 1/2 inch of tops.
  • Wipe rims with a sterile cloth.
  • Screw on tops.
  • Place in a water bath for 10 minutes.
  • Let sit in pot 5 more minutes with flame off.
  • Remove and place in a draft free spot with out tilting.
  • Label.
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"What a beautiful gift! Having trouble sleeping give this a try. Add to a cup of tea, glass of ice tea, lemonade, sauces, salad dressing, glaze a chicken or salmon, top a fruit tart, or spread on a scone for a delicate sweet flavor. Sweeten a vodka martini with a touch of this and garnish with fresh lavender. Take note: 2 minutes - soft gel which would make this great for easy dissolving into ice teas lemonades.... 4 minutes - medium gel for spreading on anything you desire."

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  1. Saeriu
    I made this last night at the request of a friend who purchased lavender just for this recipe. She gave me 1/3c of lavender flowers and after reading some of the reviews with regard to lemon juice, I decided to use all of the lemon juice listed and use 1/3c of the lavender. The flavor is excellent and amazing and it set up perfectly. I've never had anything like this before. I felt very sophisticated and elegant this morning eating this jelly on my English muffin. I think this jelly would be wonderful on lemon grilled chicken, lemon scones, or even raspberry sorbert. I used 4 drops of purple food coloring and the color is like a blush wine color--very pretty. I am so glad to have tried this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing; I am planning on growing my own lavender this summer just for this recipe!
  2. missylovescake
    This jelly is delicious and unique. I like to make jam and jelly for gifts, and I like this because it's different. Next time I will cut down on the lemon juice a bit, it's such a delicate flavor the lemon overpowers it a little bit. And definately use fresh lemon juice, if it's bottled you can really tell.
  3. Rita1652
    Lavender Jelly With Chamomile Created by Rita1652
  4. LB in Middle Georgia
    I have made fifteen total, yep thats right fifteen jams and jellies this year including this one. I have yet to taste it on anything but I wanted to post this now. I did taste a bit on my de foaming spoon and I thought the taste to be light and delicate It smells wonderful while you are steeping it. I had no trouble with the recipe mine set up thick, the only thing that was a bummer is the color; it would be nice if it were a beautiful color of Lavender. However, after steeping the lavender and chamomile tea you are left with a purplish brown. I used red and blue Wilton coloring paste and found the color ending up purple/black color. I got 6-4oz jars and would defiantly make this again. I combined the jelly with Lavender shortbread #100640, Lavender sugar #71901, Lavender fudge #172465, a print out of the recipes and some chamomile tea for a special birthday gift last month. Thank you so much for posting this jelly.
  5. Ms. Chef
    I just read this recipe and was wondering if you could replace the 4 cups of sugar with 4 cups of Splenda as I'm diabetic and not supposed to have the sugar. I am very anxious to try this jelly. Sounds great!
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