Oh. My. Goodness…
This dandelion jelly is absolutely positively DELICIOUS!
It taste like sweet honey with a slight floral flavor. At first I was like nope this smells like grass and that weird dandelion smell that it can have when holding their stems to long…but I’m glad I went through with it and plucking the green parts off was a great idea as it is not bitter.
I let my dandelions soak for 24 hrs, and then drained the liquid. The petals were looking rather drained…ha ha ha you get it because I had to drain them..ahem. Anyway, I kept the liquid and squeezed out what I could from the petals. I wish I had gotten a picture of that but it basically looks like a dryer ball. I then had to boil the liquid and stir constantly so it wouldn’t scorch at the bottom. This is where I added the sugar, pectin and lemon juice.
Part one: Making Dandelion Jelly
After boiling, I set it aside to cook for a bit. I was supposed to water bath can them but I decided to make a couple jars for others to enjoy instead. I think it came out fabulous and it’s definitely something I will be doing again in the future.