First blackberries of 2019

Blackberries when still slightly sour have enough pectin to set without apples or lemons. It’s really satisfying to get a good set on jelly without adding in another flavour. Though I do like a mixed jam, there’s something wonderful about blackberry jelly. It’s worth getting snagged by thorns, buzzed by wasps and the waiting for the liquid to drip through the cloth.

3 thoughts on “First blackberries of 2019

  1. Loved picking them with grandfather so long ago in Hungary. Did not love the wasps who seemed to protect the berries. Too bad they never lasted long enough to be made jelly with all those lazy days in the shade. Delicious. Thank you for the memory trigger.

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