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Marina's Crab Apple and Raspberry Jelly.
« on: September 05, 2012, 11:07:57 am »
Today I was lucky enough to be given a large jar of the most beautiful Jelly.   it is perfect.  I have been making jelly for years,  and don't often get mine to taste  this good and to be so clear.  Thankyou Marina.

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Re: Marina's Crab Apple and Raspberry Jelly.
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2012, 01:21:39 pm »
Do you think Marina would share the recipe?

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Re: Marina's Crab Apple and Raspberry Jelly.
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2012, 01:37:30 pm »
I'm sure she would with a bit of prompting snappy  ;)
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Re: Marina's Crab Apple and Raspberry Jelly.
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2012, 09:18:29 pm »
Thanks for your kind words, Chookie.  Coming from you, I consider them to be the highest possible compliment.  You timed your visit well yesterday - it gave us time to have a good chat.  Shortly after you left we had such a run of customers that I didn't get to sit down again for a couple of hours!

Glad you both liked the jelly - especially as it was your suggestion that got me onto it in the first place.  As for the recipe, well, that could be interesting as I didn't strictly follow one, but I'll have a look around over the weekend and see if I can come up with something as close as possible to what I did and post it as soon as I can.
Marina from Melbourne and Guildford
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Re: Marina's Crab Apple and Raspberry Jelly.
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2012, 02:37:22 am »
Marina, the Thermomix Gods were looking down on you yesterday.  When Chookie visits, they make sure the world stops so that you can have a good chat  ;)
Judy from North Haven, South Australia

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Re: Marina's Crab Apple and Raspberry Jelly.
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2012, 03:31:48 am »
I have also been lucky enough to sample Marina's jelly - unfortunately it went all too quickly, my youngest DD in particular loved it. Thanks Marina!
Melbourne, inner north

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Re: Marina's Crab Apple and Raspberry Jelly.
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2012, 04:15:47 am »
Thanks lovely ladies
Marina from Melbourne and Guildford
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Re: Marina's Crab Apple and Raspberry Jelly.
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2012, 02:05:21 pm »
Clever Marina. I didn't even know what a crab apple looked like until Mr Google told me.
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Re: Marina's Crab Apple and Raspberry Jelly.
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2012, 09:11:39 pm »
Over the autumn I made several pots of crabapple jelly and crabapple and raspberry jelly as my tree was laden with fruit.

I didn't write the recipe down but as I recall, I basically followed this recipe on youtube but added approx. half a packet of frozen raspberries to the pot of crabapples at stage one.  At first I thought the raspberry taste was overtaking the crabapples, but once it was cooked it was fine.

From what I have read, the main thing when making jellies is not to disturb them in any way once you strain them - if you try to hurry or stir the straining process you end up with a cloudy end product.  Even though this mixture looks cloudy after straining, don't despair, so long as you haven't disturbed the fruit in any way after you have poured it into the bag it will be fine.  I have purchased a jelly bag that hooks onto the rim of one of my big mixing bowls, which makes this whole part of the procedure a breeze. 

I leave it totally alone overnight to strain then finish off next day.  Make sure you skim off any scum that may accumulate on the surface of the jelly before bottling. 

This ends up a gorgeous red colour (hold it up to a window when you've finished - it looks great back lit).
Marina from Melbourne and Guildford
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