Awe, Dandelion Jelly
Its as easy as any jelly.
We started off by picking flower
4 cups worth of dandelion flowers
we washed them until we thought they were clean enough
finished picking the longer stems off.
we chose to leave the green bottoms on
but if you want your jelly to be a brighter yellow without a little tint of green
take the green bottoms off.
I really didn't want to spend that much time on making this jelly.
6 cups of water
bring to a boil
reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes
remove from heat and let sit until cooled
NOW for the fun part... Strain and Squeeze all the yummy goodness out of those little flowers
Next your going to put 3 cups of the juice back into the pot
(this is for the jelly.
Syrup will be at the end)
O~Kay... this is what make Jelly so yum~a~lishous
Now for the 'healthy" stuff.....
*enter sarcasm here*
5 1/2 cups of sugar
1/4 teaspoon real vanilla
1/4 cup real Orange Juice (I used pulp free)
1 box of Pectin
Now you let it boil until it passes your jelly test.
(cold plate, a little bit of you syrup
back in icebox till cooled
then wipe your finger through it if it looks like jelly then your done)
once its reached your likeness of consistency pour it into
sterile jars and process in hot water bath for 15 mins
You have Dandelion Jelly.
Now for the Syrup,
add 6 cups of sugar
DON'T add the Pectin
boil for 10 mins
pour into your jars
and process just as you did with the jelly
Husband says, "hm, that's interesting it tastes just like the flower smells"
( big smiles from me )
So get out there and make some Dandelion Jelly!!
Until Next Time,