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Redcurrant Jelly

Ingredients
  Red currants 2 1⁄2 Quart
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 4 Cup (64 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Without removing stems of red currants, wash them clean.

MAKING
2. In a large kettle, place currants and pour water just to cover; cook over high heat and bring to boil.
3. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
4. Into a jelly bag, pour the mixture and let juice drip; collect 4 cups of juice.
5. Return juice to the kettle and stir in sugar; quickly boil to jellying state.
6. Remove kettle from heat; quickly skim foam from top.

FINALISING
7. Into hot sterilized jars, pour jelly leaving 1/8 inch empty on top of the jar.
8. Using a clean and dry kitchen towel, wipe the rim of jar and adjust lid.
9. Into a canner of boiling water, place the jars and process for about 5 minutes; start noting processing time after water in the canner returns to boiling.
10. Remove jars and place over a clean towel.
11. Let the jars cool down and seal completely until they are self-sealing type.
12. Alternately, hot mixture can be poured into sterilized jelly glasses leaving ½ inch on top.
13. Immediately pour melted paraffin to cover 1/8 inch of bottle.

SERVING
14. Serve Redcurrant Jelly with lamb dish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Method: 
Canning
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Sugar
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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