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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Basil Jelly

I gathered my basil this morning to make basil jelly, which I love.   The basil I grew is called spicy basil.  Definitely has a spicy flavor to it for sure and the scent is sweet.   I found a recipe from  "The Saucy Southerner" online and it worked with a cup less sugar than most of the other sites were calling for.  No extra juices like apple or lemon added.  Just plain Basil Jelly.   I did add a few pepper flakes to it.  Lids sealed as I took  them from the hot water bath.

I added a drop of yellow + blue food coloring to give it a pretty green color.


A little I have in a jar in the refrigerator for later over cream cheese and biscuits 

I followed the instructions and let it come to a rolling boil.  I hear or read where people say it doesn't set up and gel.  Mine did.   It said a rolling boil for a minute but I kept testing on a cold plate and it went over a minute.  

WWW.thesaucysoutherner.com  

   I printed my recipe to use again.  I guess the site doesn't mind me using it here.  I give them credit.


The only salmon colored  Zinnia I have blooming.  The rest are pink, red, white and yellow.
Good Tuesday to all


11 comments:

  1. Dearest Betsy,
    Wow, you have been a very industrious busy bee and I love the fact that it is all basil without other ingredients.
    Looks pretty and that might be due to the food coloring you've added...
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Indeed, I wanted all basil flavor with out the lemon juice or apple juice that so many call for. I did put food coloring as it is a brownish green color without it. It's the first time I have used food coloring.

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  2. NOW...that one is a new one on me, never heard of or tried Basil jelly. I love basil though.

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    1. It is so good. I hope you can try it sometimes.

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  3. Hi Betsy. I bet that is so good. I have had jalepeno jelly (red) on cream chesse. Delicious, so I would imagine this would be just as good if not better. Pretty color too. We are still pretty hot here, so I hoping fall weather isn't too far away. I love those little owls too. We hear one once in awhile but haven't seen any. Thanks for the visit..xxoJudy

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  4. wow! this is so nice! I've never heard of it. But I'll definitely be delicious!

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    1. I planted basil this year that has a sweet basil taste and aroma. I love basil jelly and I like mint basil too.

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  5. I love your blog. Have a nice weekend hugs Nina

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  6. Beautiful basil jelly!!Love that color!! Thank you for the recipe Betsy!

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