Sunday, July 7, 2013

Wild Rose Petal Jelly

(the recipe was copied many years ago from an unknown book)

1 qt (4 cups) rose petals - unsprayed
4 c water
1/2 c strained strawberry juice
3-1/2 lbs sugar (7 and 7/8 c)
1 c liquid pectin

Gather a quart of rose petals. Be sure that they haven’t been sprayed. Wash gently. If there are white tips to the petals, cut them off as they may be bitter. Cover the petals with water, bring to a boil and boil for 15 minutes. Strain through a jelly bag, add strawberry juice, and measure the liquid. Add enough water to make 1 quart. Return liquid to kettle, stir in sugar and bring back to boil. Still stirring, pour in pectin and boil 1 minute. Pour into sterilized jelly glasses and seal.

Note – best with wild rose petals and wild strawberries, but roses and strawberries from your garden will work. Food coloring may be added.

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