Can I put gold in chilli jam!

(6 Posts)
Howstricks Fri 18-Oct-13 08:22:48

I am making Nigella's chilli jam for part of a set of home made Christmas presents and thought they would be extra lovely if they sparkled! I have some gold leaf..has anyone ever tried putting this in a jelly/jam before..did it work and at which point did you add it? Thanks. smile

LondonNightmareInGhostlyBoots Fri 18-Oct-13 08:34:56

I've not done so before but I would put it in just just before jarring up otherwise I'd imagine it would lose its gleam.

That's a good idea!

What about edible gold glitter?

I think I am perfectly qualified to answer this as I am a jam maker and, in my previous job, usd to sell gold to a manufacturer of gold leaf. It would be easiest to put the gold leaf in just before jarring because you can stir it through and it will be suspended fairly evenly in the jam which, although hot, is at setting point. Gold Leaf is usually about 22ct or better, so it will not lose its gleam.

Howstricks Fri 18-Oct-13 13:46:48

Thank you...I'll make it tonight.

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