Red currant is ready to be picked up. This year the crop is exceptionally well. I have six young bushes and each of them gave 2 kg of pure berries!! I made a jelly today and I want to share this recipe with you.
2 kg red currant berries
1 sachet of jelly powder (25 g); contains pectin
1.2 kg sugar
Put the berries into a cooking dish and crush the berries to get the juice. Cook until hot and pass it through the clean clothe to get the pure juice. Or, do it in the juicer without cooking it.
I got 1.2 l of juice out of 2 kg currant.
Now pour the juice into a cooking dish, add jelly powder and stir until starts to cook. Add slowly sugar and stir constantly. Remove foam as it appears. Jelly is ready in five to ten minutes. You can check the consistency on a plate; just put some jelly on the plate and cool it. If you can turn the plate up side down and jelly is still there - the jelly is done!
Warm up jars into oven and fill it with hot jelly.
I got five 1/2 litre jars of jelly of 2 kg currant.