Hi there everybody!
I’m very honored to be invited as a guest author here on
„luloveshandmade“ today. I normally post over at “Fee ist mein Name” which means “Fee is my name” and that’s true, because…
well… Fee is my name !
I brought with me a little DIY combined with a yummy recipe:
Nonalcoholic punch jelly. I made these glasses as little presents for
my family and friends and everybody loved them. They can even be used
for storage when the jelly is all gone. So, here we go…
part. I took a bunch of little jam glasses and spray painted the
lids gold. Take care that your spray paint is suitable for metal
undergrounds. I let mine dry for about 24 hours before taking the
next step: Gluing some decoration onto them. I chose cinnamon sticks,
dried orange slices and star anise. First, I tried hot glue, but it
dissolved the spray paint, so I switched to universal adhesive, which
worked out fine. Let the lids dry for another 24 hours before using
litre red grape juice, ½ litre apple juice, 1 big orange, 2 cinnamon
sticks, 6 cloves and 1kg jam sugar 2:1. Take a big pot and pour the
juice in. Squash the orange und pour its juice into the pot as well.
I use a tea filter to pour it through, to make sure that no pieces of
fruit make it into the pot. Then take a second tea filter, put the
cinnamon and the gloves in it, close it with a piece of thread and
put it inside of the juice. Bring to boil and let it simmer for about
30 minutes. Remove the spices and let the punch cool down.
Afterwards add the jam sugar, bring to boil again (with constant
stirring) and let cook at a rapid boil for one minute. If you wanna
test if it’s gelatinizing properly, take a cold plate and put a few
drops of your jelly on it. Hold the plate upright and if the jelly
starts thickening fast and sticks to the plate you can pour it from
the pot into your prepared jam glasses. Close the lids quickly, but
be careful not to damage your decoration. The jelly should be cold
and ready for consumption after a few hours.
my first attempt of making jelly (or jam) a few years ago, when I had
just moved out from home. So if you never made some before as well:
Try it. It’s so easy !