Friday, 11 April 2014

Homemade Mint Jelly

Homemade Mint Jelly ~ Simple Food

The great thing about making your own mint jelly is that you tailor it to your exact needs and taste; if you want it thicker reduce it down more, if you want it pourable don’t add so much corn flour and so on.

You can also add your own different flavours like Thyme, rosemary or even add a little garlic.

How to make Mint Jelly

You will need;
Homemade Mint Jelly ~ Simple Food 
The Juice of 1 - Lemon
20 Gm - Fresh Mint
125 ml – White Wine Vinegar (distilled white vinegar will do)
125 gm – Demerara Sugar (you can use white sugar if you prefer)
180 ml – Water
½ teaspoon - Salt
2 Tablespoons - Corn Flour
25 ml - Water (for the corn flour paste)
½ teaspoon – Green Food Colouring (just for presentation)

Roughly chop the mint

Put it in a food processor along with the vinegar, water (180 ml), salt and lemon juice then process them smooth.

Homemade Mint Jelly ~ Simple Food
Homemade Mint Jelly ~ Simple Food

Transfer your mixture to a saucepan, add the sugar and bring to the boil. Leave to simmer on a medium heat for 10 minutes.

Homemade Mint Jelly ~ Simple Food

Mix the corn flour and 25 ml of water into a paste, add it to the mixture after it has simmered for 10 minutes and stir it in. Simmer for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, then add the food colouring and stir it in well.

Homemade Mint Jelly ~ Simple Food

That is it you are done.

The mint jelly will be hot and runny, let it cool down and when it is cold it will become thick.

Homemade Mint Jelly ~ Simple Food

Just right to zing up your roast lamb.

Homemade Mint Jelly ~ Simple Food

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