Blackberry and Elderberry Jelly

Blackberry and Elderberry Jelly
Recipe type: Jelly
Cuisine: British
  • 1kg (2lb 4oz) blackberries
  • 1kg (2lb 4oz) elderberries
  • 2 lemons
  • 300ml (1/2 pint) water
  • sugar
  1. Clean the berries, discarding any moldy or rotten fruit
  2. Put the fruit, the juice of the two lemons, and the water in a preserving pan and cook slowly for about an hour.
  3. Transfer the pan contents to a fine muslin bag and allow to drip over a container.
  4. Leave for about an hour or until juice no longer drips from the bag. DO NOT squeeze the bag - this will force pulp through and produce a cloudy liquid.
  5. Measure the juice collected and place it in a clean preserving pan.
  6. Bring the juice to the boil.
  7. Add 450g of sugar for every 600ml (1 pint) of juice.
  8. Keep on a medium heat and stir well until all the sugar has dissolved.
  9. Bring to a brisk boil and keep it there for about 10 minutes or until setting point is reached.
  10. Transfer to warmed and sterile jars, and seal well.
For a deeper colour to the jelly, add the sugar before boiling the juice- the longer cooking time deepens the colour.

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