Grape jelly ... altering the recipe ... advice please

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Grape jelly ... altering the recipe ... advice please

Postby suffolk » September 24th, 2018, 10:21 am

Hi ... I have loads of grapes and plan to make some jelly ... I was intending to use this recipe

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/260 ... mary-jelly

However, having read the comments, and bearing in mind that I have loads more grapes than the recipe amount, I'm thinking about

omitting the red wine and adding a good slosh of balsamic to give that bit of zing .... we usually use the jelly as a savoury with cheese or as an addition to gravies and sauces.

What do you think?

If you think it's a good idea ... at what stage of the recipe would you add the balsamic?

Would you still add the lemon juice and zest?

Thanks :D
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Re: Grape jelly ... altering the recipe ... advice please

Postby karadekoolaid » September 25th, 2018, 10:27 am

I´d go for it.
When I was busy making chutneys, etc. all day long, I came up with a Balsamic Vinegar Jelly:
1 lt balsamic vinegar
600 gms sugar
200 gms grapes
3 tbsps pectin

I reduced the balsamic a little and blitzed the grapes in a blender. Then I just chucked everything into a pot and cooked it at high temperature for about 20 minutes - until the surface of the jelly became clear. Let it rest for 5 minutes, then bring it back to the boil, add the pectin and boil fast for two minutes.
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Re: Grape jelly ... altering the recipe ... advice please

Postby suffolk » September 25th, 2018, 11:27 am

Thanks Clive ... I'll go for it :D
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Re: Grape jelly ... altering the recipe ... advice please

Postby suffolk » September 26th, 2018, 11:09 am

Grapes 2kg.jpg


2 kg Boskoop Glory grapes

grapes and rosemary.jpg


The grapes and 8 large sprigs of rosemary submerged in 60 mls Merlot and simmering on the hob ... the jelly bag has been scalded :chef:
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Re: Grape jelly ... altering the recipe ... advice please

Postby karadekoolaid » September 26th, 2018, 11:35 am

..and the rest of the Merlot? :P :P
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Re: Grape jelly ... altering the recipe ... advice please

Postby suffolk » September 26th, 2018, 12:03 pm

Had that the other night :cocktail: :cocktail:
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Re: Grape jelly ... altering the recipe ... advice please

Postby suffolk » September 27th, 2018, 3:26 pm

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Grape, rosemary and balsamic jelly made :chops: :chef:
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Postby TeresaFoodie » September 29th, 2018, 5:53 am

How lovely to see photos of your creation suffs! :drool:
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Postby Seatallan » September 29th, 2018, 3:07 pm

Looks fab Suffs... :D :tu:
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