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i have just made hedgerow jelly!!!

(17 Posts)
overthemill Mon 22-Sep-08 11:00:16

and it is yummy. Now, what does it go with?

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 22-Sep-08 11:04:34

A spoon grin

Well done

overthemill Mon 22-Sep-08 11:14:25

yes i have tasted it quite bit but trying to eke out 6 jars' worth.

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 22-Sep-08 11:57:21

so what did you put in it?

(havent got a clue what you could eat it with - pheasant maybe?)

Kathyis6incheshigh Mon 22-Sep-08 12:01:58

How exciting! What is in it?

Overmydeadbody Mon 22-Sep-08 12:09:58

I eat it with any roast tbh, even just plain roast vegetables. Nothing like a bit of jelly to bring out the flavour of food!

mistlethrush Mon 22-Sep-08 12:16:03

Thanks for the inspiration!

I like Brae jelly - yummy. Will have to persuade ds to go picking with me so dh can do (he is jam maker supreme).

Blackberries
Rosehips
Apples
Elderberries

- need about 5 parts of blackberries and apples to 1 part rosehips and elderberries - don't want too many of latter, but it certainly adds something to otherwise blackberry and apple jelly.

(we like ours like normal jam, on fresh bread!)

overthemill Mon 22-Sep-08 13:23:35

i used 1kg crab apples (mostly ours from new tree)
250g brambles/blackberries
200 g elderberries
250g hawthorne berries
125 g rosehips

500g sugar to each 500ml jouce
wanted to add damsons/sloes but couldn'd find any!

All free from around here apart from the elderberries which my kind neighbour climbed his tree to get for me!!

wash, put in pan, top up with water. bring to boil. simmer for about an hour.
put all mush in clean pillow case. tie to upside down chair and drip in big bowl overnight. boil juice, simmer for ages until you get a set. skim off scum - helps it not be cloudy. jar as usual.

yum, will have to look for me free stuff now!!

overthemill Mon 22-Sep-08 13:24:54

so mine might be braew jelly? got recipe from this month's country living and was inspired!

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 22-Sep-08 14:53:27

What a lovely mix
have wondered what to do when you find the odd rosehip etc.

halogen Mon 22-Sep-08 15:07:08

God, that sounds delicious. What a fantastic idea.

overthemill Mon 22-Sep-08 15:44:27

it is good so recommend it. now have to part with one precious jar to 'pay back' neighbour!!

overthemill Mon 22-Sep-08 15:45:42

has anyone done anything just with rosehips? We have about 40 rose bushes in this garden (recently moved here) and cant bear to see them 'wasted' - although obviously the birds like them! would love some inspiration

mistlethrush Mon 22-Sep-08 16:20:40

I know that you can do a rosehip cordial...

(My recipe is from my grandmother btw)

overthemill Mon 22-Sep-08 18:13:43

do you have the recipe? would love to try it

BoysAreLikeDogs Mon 22-Sep-08 18:18:09

OMG I am a country girl and I have NEVER heard of hedgerow jelly.

(No sloes here this season, I think it's been too wet and chilly for fruiting.

Bah

I luuuurrrve sloe gin.)

Thank you for those recipes

mistlethrush Tue 23-Sep-08 12:19:00

www.overthegardengate.net/garden/herbs/reci_hedge.asp has a recipe - not tried, just googled question and this was first hit! My recipe books at home...

Do sound some nice ones there though.

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