While looking for Pomona’s Pectin recently, I came across this book. The recipes in here are for the most part all water bath canned so you don’t have to have a huge canner. They’re mostly all small quantity (4 – 5 half pints), though the recipes using Pomona’s Pectin can be doubled or tripled. If you’re looking for outstanding, unusual recipes to make as gifts, and want to try your hand at jelly making, I recommend this book.
Most of the recipes call for ingredients that are easy to get but the combinations aren’t you usual jellies. A few that caught my attention:
- Rosemary Wine Jelly
- Holiday Spiced Plum Jam
- Pear Ginger Jam
- Balsamic Fig Jam
- Peach-Champagne Jelly
There are recipes for preserves, conserves, jams . . this is a great book!
There isn’t a single recipe in this book that I wouldn’t love to try and while my guess is that all the recipes are available somewhere on the internet, it’s nice having a whole collection of them in a book and I never mind purchasing and recommending such a great resource.
If you order it, don’t forget to order the pectin too because chances are, it isn’t available for most of us locally and you’re going to want to make something as soon as the book arrives.