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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dandelion Jelly



This was one of the things I have done this past month while I was MFB (missing from blogging)
Seeing how I was loaded with dandelions in my yard I figured I ought to find a way to use them beside eating the leaves.
I looked for recipes and came across this one, thought it would be a tasty one.

It said to pick 2 quarts of flowers but I came up a little short


by a couple of cups but I went ahead with the recipe as thou I did have enough. I did make my tea different from how this recipe said. I steeped my clean flower petals in 4 cups of boiled water in a glass jar for overnight and then strained it through a coffee filter.
Also I did not have the  Lavender Sugar With Vanilla but I did have sugar that had been stored with a vanilla bean in the container with it. So I figured that was a close substitute.
This was the first time I have made Dandelion jelly and it will be one I will try to make every spring. I like the light, honey like sweetness of this jelly.
You can not tell by my photos but it is also the color of light honey, which I was suprised by cause the tea was a green color and I was affraid that would be the color of the jelly but thank goodness it changed durning the cooking process.


Very pretty and tasty


9 comments:

  1. Its not something I have come across before but certainly looks good.

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  2. Interesting. I might have to have a go. Can you share the recipe with us please?

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    1. This is the one I liked the best of the few I found http://www.food.com/recipe/dandelion-jelly-90601

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  3. That looks very interesting. My grandmother that came from England used to use these wild greens for lots of things. I am glad to see someone using some the old ways. As they always say waste not want not.

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  4. I've made it before, and it is pretty. I've made Queen Anne's Lace jelly too (a bit more flavorful than dandelion).

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    1. I would love to have your recipe for that if you can.

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  5. Now I must say, you have definately got my interest! I've never heard of it before. Darn, which I knew before I sprayed them all and got rid of them! I had a field full!

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  6. One question??? When it says to remove all green parts, does that include that around the flower, or just the stem?

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    1. Yes to both, you really don't want any or at least as little as possible the green cap at the base of the flower. It's really hard to get it all 100% but I tryed my best. Its said if you don't remove the green part it will be bitter. It took a little while but well worth it I thought.

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