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Should I use funny sugar (preserving / granulated) or just caster?I've made some with caster but I didn't know if it'd turn out better with another sort. I'm making Christmas presents!
I've no idea but just thought I would say hello I probably should know though...
Caster sugar is fine as apples are high in pectin. Please put me on your list for a jar
I have just looked in my River Cottage Preserves book, and as apples are high in pectin you don't need preserving sugar - granulated will do the job fine.Perhaps I should make some too so that my name actually makes sense
Agree no need for preserving sugar. Apple and chilli jelly is good too- just add finely chopped red chillies
Okay, I need some more help now. My next lot of jelly hasn't really set. What can I do about it?I'm all as I did the same things as the first batch, except for using different apples (I think) and adding some lemon juice.
okay you need expert help, as when this happened to me I re boiled and made apple toffee
bumping for cheffy types
...although apple toffee sounds tasty too.
Re-heat and try letting it boil for a little longer. If it still seems watery, add some pectin (sugar or liquid). Make sure you don't add too much or it could go the other way. Sterilise the jars and re-pot as before,
Thanks, I'll give that a go this evening if I can.
Where can I get pectin from? I had a look in Sainsbury's today in both the jam & home baking sections but I couldn't see any.
Silver Spoon's website say they stock it at Asda, Morrisons and Co-Op - this is the powder one.Or you can get Certo which is a liquid pectin at Sainsbury's.Sorry not to answer earlier, I've only just seen this.
Thanks, I'll keep an eye open.I've just re-boiled (without pectin) and it seems to be setting.
How do you use apple jelly? I'm nit sure I've ever tasted it.
It's quite sweet, although a bit of lemon juice helps that.I think you can use it like jam, or with cold meats or cheese. Someone suggested adding finely chopped red chillies for apple & chilli jelly. I've mainly eaten it with a spoon out of the jar so far.
I eat mine on toast instead of marmalade, delicious.
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