Thursday, October 29, 2009
If at first you don't succeed
A couple of years ago, after our mulberry tree produced a bumper crop, I decided to make jelly.
Nice idea, one problem: The jelly wouldn't jell. I followed the directions; the pectin was fresh. But all I had was syrup.
Folks on the frugal forum suggested I bring the liquid to a boil again, then stir in a package of raspberry gelatin. It thickened it some, but it would never be mistaken for jelly.
So, I decided to call it syrup, and we eventually found uses for it. (With wine vinegar and spices, it made a nice salad dressing.)
But I still had a couple of containers of mulberry juice taking up room in the freezer.
So, I tried a recipe for syrup.
.... well ... perhaps it will thicken as it sits in the fridge. But right now, I seem to have mulberry juice.
I'm not quite sure what to do ... maybe I'll try the gelatin trick again. Maybe it will turn into jelly?