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Sunday, December 5, 2010
The first of my many Christmas experiments was successful today.
Out came my trusty, tattered and some-what sticky copy of 'Preserving the Harvest By Thane Prince' and i skimmed the pages for something unusual.
Green Tea and Lime Jelly.
This jelly takes about half an hour of preparation and cooking, it will make a kilo and keeps for 6 months.
2 tbsp green tea leaves. (I used Jasmine)
finely grated zest of 3 limes
freshly squeezed juice of 2 large limes
750g of white sugar
Also, you can use fresh jasmine flowers, or small, thin slices of lime or lemon for decoration
Put the tea leaves and lime zest in a large glass bowl, pour over 1 litre boiling water and leave to infuse for an hour.
Strain the tea into a saucepan and add the lime juice and sugar.
Stir over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved then add the pectin.
Increase the heat and bring everything to the boil. Let it cook like crazy for about 3 minutes and skim off any of the scum that rises to the surface.
When the jelly has reached setting point pot into hot, clean sterilized jars and add the extra jasmine flowers or lemon wedges.
This jelly is so tangy and delicious, it's perfect for the real citrus lovers out there.
I recommend it on a good chunk of sourdough toast.