Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Wonderfully simple jelly. Various flavors/colors can be created by blanching various fruit in wine.
This jelly is a pleasant combination of tart berry flavors balanced by the pronounced nutty sweetness of the port. Its ruby glow is beyond compare.
This jelly made with muscadine wine is sweet and fruity and travels most anywhere wine would go. It also makes a wonderful gift around the holidays for those who like unique food gifts or wine.
It's time for me to start thinking about Christmas gifts, and wine jelly is at the top of my list. I believe this may be the simplest jelly I've ever made. It's definitely easy enough for a first jelly, and makes a great gift.
Once you get the hang of making your own pectin with apples, you may never go back to the box. And it's fun to play with local wines!
Sweet Moscato wine and vanilla beans make the perfect adult treat for your next brunch or wine-cheese party. Cheers!