Monday, 11 October 2010

Quince update

Oh my goodness!

This morning, the juice was still a pale pink colour, and not at all clear. It looked like the juice from a pink grapefruit.

I went ahead with the recipe,  heating the juice with the equivalent amount of sugar (1 litre of juice, 1 kilo of sugar), and a bit of lemon juice.  I heated it gently to help the sugar dissolve, and then suddenly it went clear!

I boiled rapidly to reach setting point, and I now have the most amazing amber coloured jelly!  It's quite sharp tasting, so I think my friend Kevin will be happy. It looked very soft set when I potted it,  I'm hoping it will increase in firmness as it cools down.

I'm really looking forward to giving my neighbour her half!





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