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Gooseberry and Mint Jelly

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Was it just my computer, or did we lose Omlet a little while ago? I typed in a complete recipe, clicked submit, and lost my server :evil:

Hey ho, second attempt, here's hoping I don't lose it this time :wink:

Gooseberry & Mint jelly


450g small green gooseberries



10-12 sprigs fresh mint, tied together


Wash gooseberries (no need to top & tail), & put into a pan.

Cover with water & cook gently until very mushy.

Strain through a nylon sieve, press gently, but don't push pulp through.

Measure this juice & for every 600ml (1 pint) add 450g sugar.

Warm sugar in a cool oven (gas 1/4, 225 F, 110 C. Also warm small clean jars.

Put juice, sugar & mint into a pan. Heat gently, stirring until sugar is dissolved.

Bring to boil; boil rapidly, stirring occasionally until setting point is achieved.

Remove mint. (The original recipe suggests adding 1-2 drops green food colouring at this point. My friend didn't use it, and whilst it was a slightly cloudy jelly it looked and tasted great, so I don't see it as being necessary, but maybe it makes it look slightly prettier :? )

Pour carefully into warm jars.


As I said in nesting box somewhere this is my first attempt at this recipe, but a friend served it as an accompaniement to a roast dinner last Autumn sometime, and I liked it so much that I pinched the recipe from her. I tend to think that it's probably going to best as an accompaniement to savoury dishes.


I hope that it's as good as I remember, and that you like it too :wink:

Oh, by the way, should make approx 450g (1lb) of jelly. It also apparently works well with apples instead of gooseberries.

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