Friday, December 18, 2015

Port Jelly

Port Jelly cooling before labels

4 cups port wine
1- 2 oz, pkg of pectin
4 1/2 cups of white sugar 
1/2 tsp. butter to cut foam
  • 5 half pint canning jars with lids and rings.

    1. Set out all ingredients 
    2. Pour the port into a large saucepan, and sprinkle in the pectin. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently. Once boiling, pour in the sugar, and stir until dissolved. Return the mixture to a boil, and stir in the butter until melted. Continue boiling for 1 minute, skimming and discarding any foam the forms on the surface.
    3. Sterilize the jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pour the jelly into the hot, sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/2 inch of the top. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids, and screw on rings.
    4. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then carefully lower the jars into the pot using a holder. Leave a 2 inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary until the water level is at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a full boil, cover the pot, and process for 10 minutes.

    Thursday, December 17, 2015

    Nanimo Bars

    For a change add a liquor in the center.
    Such as Forty Creek Cream.This one is not as sweet as some of the cream liquors.


    Bob's favorites.

    Raspberry jam in the middle, butter icing with a cherry on top.