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red current jelly with fresh currents, small amount - help!

 
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pbone



Joined: 05 Jan 2008
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Location: Dutchess County, NYS

PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 4:37 pm    Post subject: red current jelly with fresh currents, small amount - help! Reply with quote

I have a lovely red current bush that this year produced exactly one quart of bright red currents. I want to make these into a small amount of tart, sweet, clear red current jelly. Problem is, all the recipes call for 4 lbs of currents and 7 cups of sugar, and I can't do the math to make a smaller batch. Does anyone have a ratio of currents to sugar, say one cup of currents to 1/4 cup of sugar...and the rest of the details, like whether or not to add pectin and, if yes, how much for a quart of berries? There's nothing better than real red current jelly; the quart is languishing in my fridge, waiting for your brilliant solutions!))))
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Dilbert



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

do you have a kitchen scale?

weigh the currents, figure out what fraction of 4 pounds you have, reduce the ingredients by same fraction ....?
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pbone



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I had a kitchen scale, I would do that, but I don't and I live in ag country where ...hmmm...maybe I could take them into a supermarket and weigh them in a weightless plastic bag and proceed from there.
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