Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Mint Jelly

Mint Jelly

3 cups packed fresh mint leaves and stems
3 tablespoons lemon juice
4 1/2 cups boiling water
2 drops green food colour
6 cups white sugar
1 jar liquid pectin

Rinse off the mint leaves, and place them into a large saucepan. Crush. Add water, and bring the mint to a boil. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 10 minutes. Strain. Pour into a saucepan. Stir in the lemon juice and food colouring. Mix in the sugar, and place the pan over high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

Once the mixture is boiling, stir in the pectin. Boil the mixture for a full minute while stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and skim foam off the top using a large metal spoon. Transfer the mixture to hot sterile jars, and seal.

Process BWB 10 minutes.

* Dark, due to home made pectin.

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