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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Violets in the morning.. Part 2

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...

Pat

 

7 comments:

Janet O. said...

Oh, yum! Sounds delightful--and looks so pretty!

Mimi said...

Wow..I have never heard of this. Sounds yummy and is so beautiful, too.

Susan said...

Very pretty and delicate.

Barb said...

sounds delicious and looks so pretty

Aunt 'Reen said...

Violets are a rare site to see these days. How lovely for you to harvest them and make such a special jelly.
I really enjoyed following the process - from field to jar. Thank you so much for sharing!

lemonverbenalady said...

Very nice, TO! Too lazy to pick all the violets you need! I'm sure it tastes as delicious as it looks! xo

yarnjourney said...

Thanks for sharing! I wish violets grew here. Pat have you thought about making a YouTube video? I am sure a lot of people would love to learn how to do this. Your work and ideas are amazing. More people need to see it.