Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Red currant jelly
Currants are expensive. And, yet, they are like living jewelry. Their color is so appealing; one of those colors that you might love to capture and view always in your walls or clothing but can’t. That is of course due to the way each little jewel captures and refracts the light like an unfaceted gem. And, so, I bought a few boxes. I let them sit in the fridge for fear that I would misuse my precious bounty. They sat in the fridge for a while like some prom-queen turned wallflower. Finally, guilt got me into action and we sprang forth with many recipes. (And, eventually, I have begun to post them.) The jelly seemed a natural. It didn’t make much. Enough for some cupcakes, a cocktail (yes), and a couple breakfasts. Basically, I cooked my lovelies with equal parts sugar, strained, and then added a smidge pectin and waited for it to set. delish.