Monday, August 22, 2016
I've been gathering the berries off the stems and putting them right in the freezer so when I have enough I can make jam. On Friday, my neighbor said I could come pick off her place, too, so I have loads!
When they were all stripped, I had 10 cups of berries. I added 4 cups of water and boiled. After I strained it, I had 5 1/2 cups of juice and I followed this recipe here: http://rurification.blogspot.com/2012/09/elderberry-jelly.html
I used 1 Tablespoon pectin per cup of juice. And for sweetening, I used 1 cup of honey from my very own bees [scavenged from damaged comb from last winter] and 1 cup sugar. Perfect.
What kinds of jam and jelly are you making this year?