Okay...those violet blossoms sat all night and the liquid turned an inky, murky blue-green.
Using a strainer...drain the liquid into another glass container and discard the blossoms.
Add 4 tablespoons of pure lemon juice and look at the magic - the infusion changes into a lovely deep violet.
Have your clean jars ready...
Pour the infusion into a non-reactive kettle - enamel is always good. Slowly add 1 package of Sure-jel stirring constantly until thoroughly dissolved.
Bring to a boil. Add 4 cups of sugar - again slowly, stirring constantly. (I found this to be important in avoiding clumps of sugar in earlier batches.) Bring to another boil and cook for 1 minute - continuing to stir. Mixture will begin to thicken. Immediately ladle into the glass jars and wipe rims carefully if needed. Place lids on each jar and tighten. I let my jelly stand for a while to cool and set and then keep stored in frig.
Violet Jelly! ... Tastes like a delicate honey with a hint of the violet flowers. A jar makes a thoughtful and unique gift.
Back soon with flowers of a different kind...