Hawthorn Jelly

(13 Posts)
Ifailed Wed 26-Oct-16 16:08:40

There seems to be loads of these still about, so decided to try my hand at making some and I'm pleasantly surprised! Second batch is just setting, but I tried some of the first with some pheasant and it makes a delicious accompaniment.
Now eyeing up local Rowan trees, as apparently their berries make a lovely jelly as well - anyone else had a go at these?

Gatekeeper Wed 26-Oct-16 16:12:00

I've made rowan and hawthorn and agree , they are wonderful with game and cold meat. We had.a goose at New Year and the astringency cut through the fattiness something wonderful.
Near to where my sister lives are two sea buckthorn bushes and I quite fancy scrumping them and trying my hand at that

Gatekeeper Wed 26-Oct-16 16:12:33

Hawthorn is very good for your heart as well

Ifailed Wed 26-Oct-16 16:15:38

Good idea! For the 2nd batch, I found a few crab apples and included them, has made for a far easier set as I had to re-boil the first attempt. Though that could have been me mis-reading the thermometer.

Gatekeeper Wed 26-Oct-16 16:18:51

I'm doing crab apple and mint jelly at the weekend.it's lovely with everything from roast chicken to sausages to cheese and crackers, yum!

Ifailed Wed 26-Oct-16 16:21:49

Sadly, crab apples are pretty well over around here - the few I did find were looking a bit ropey and clearly already had residents.

ChickyDuck Wed 26-Oct-16 22:06:45

We made hawthorn and rose hip which was absolutely delicious!

Pestilence13610 Wed 26-Oct-16 22:11:38

We always make hedgerow jelly. Hawthorn, rowan, crab apple, sloe, blackberry, quince whatever a long walk yields. It is a bit different each year but that is the fun of it.

Gatekeeper Thu 27-Oct-16 07:26:55

I'm currently looking at mounds.of miniature quince on my worktop that dh picked a few days ago. They smell wonderful

Pestilence13610 Thu 27-Oct-16 19:12:15

Quince sauce is my fav, much better than apple.
Sweat a few onions in ghee, add diced quince and keep sweating, through in a chilli, teaspoon of brown sugar add a splash of sherry vinegar and season with celery salt. It all mushes down and has so much kick. Needs a saucepan with a well fitting lid and good thick bottom.

Gatekeeper Thu 27-Oct-16 19:39:44

Oh, I've got a good, thick bottom alright wink

Pestilence13610 Thu 27-Oct-16 22:10:01

throw even, have a good thick bottom and head confused

Weedsnseeds1 Fri 28-Oct-16 09:57:10

Rowan jelly is good with game, especially venison. Need a bit of apple to set it. Hawthorn ketchup is good.

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