Apr. 16th, 2017

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 I'm not really celebrating Easter this year, so instead I celebrated spring by making my first batch of dandelion jelly. My recipe:

As written (elderberry jelly):
3 cups tea made from dandelion flowers (yellow parts only) and half a sliced vanilla bean
1 package powdered pectin
1/4 cup lemon juice
4.5 cups sugar
Yield: 4-5 cups

Follow package directions on the pectin for jellies.

What I actually did:
4 cups dandelion tea
1 1/3 packages powdered pectin
1/3 cup lemon juice
6 cups sugar
tiny bit of butter
Yield: 7 cups

Follow package directions on the pectin for jellies. I cooked the other half of the vanilla bean with the juice and pectin, but took it out before adding the sugar.

This recipe is based on the simple fact that my awesome tea steeper, in which I make the dandelion tea, makes four cups at a time, and I didn't want to waste it. It takes about two cups of flowers to get a good tea.

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