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« on: May 23, 2012 10:44:13 AM »

I'm expanding my homesteading skills with canning.  Here's what I made using dandelion flowers I harvested yesterday:



DANDELION JELLY: Taraxacum officinale petals, spring water, sugar (100% white granulated in light yellow batch and 50/50 with brown sugar in darker batch), lemon juice, liquid pectin.
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012 11:09:45 AM »

It looks like it came out great!  For those of us who have never tried it, does it have a distinctive flavor or is it similar to something else? 
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012 11:12:07 AM »

It tastes similar to honey!
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012 11:45:13 AM »

Wow...cool!
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2012 12:12:46 PM »

Beautiful! Sounds delicious!
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2012 01:15:48 PM »

 Shocked VEGAN HONEY!!!!   

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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2012 03:47:42 PM »

looks wonderful.  is it just the flowers you use?
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2012 04:36:43 PM »

I'd like the recipe as well Smiley i would love to make my own honey substitute. Kjlutz, you really dont want to use the stems for anything, they're rather bad tasting. I've used the flowers for salads and a few other things as well, but this would be great for the summer.
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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2012 08:43:37 PM »

Beautiful!! The colors look so rich and delicious. I've never tried it but now I really want to!
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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2012 01:38:59 PM »

A few of my friends are interested in the procedure as well so I'll write up a blog article and post here when it's done.
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« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2012 10:52:52 AM »

Yay--looking forward to a recipe/tutorial! I admire homesteading skills in all forms.
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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2012 05:48:47 PM »

That looks so good! A co-worker of mine brought some dandelion jelly to work a few weeks ago and I tried it and was surprised at how much I liked it. It really does taste like honey.
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« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2012 11:35:26 PM »

That looks delicious! I have a recipe for dandelion jelly I've been meaning to try. Did you like it better with plain sugar or the 50/50 brown sugar? I've never thought of using brown sugar in jelly. I bet my husband would love it. Did you add food coloring at all? My reciepe calls for it but I wasn't sure if I wanted to add it. Thank you for sharing, you've inspired me to make another bath of jelly this year.
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« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2012 05:36:46 AM »

Hi poe poe,

I do feel that the 100% white granulated sugar tastes much more similar to honey than the batch with brown sugar.  The brown sugar tastes a bit darker but they are both great in my mouth.  =)

I did not add food colouring.  After infusing the tea, it will have a dark clouded look to it but don't worry, it'll change to the colours you see in my photo.

Happy jelly-making!

For those who asked for the recipe, I still haven't written my blog article but it was based on this one (I altered the measurements and omitted the food colouring):

http://www.prairielandherbs.com/dandelionjelly.htm
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« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2012 08:50:29 PM »

dreadlocklove,
Thanks for sharing your recipe with everyone. I don't think I'm going to add food coloring to mine. Yours turned out beautifully without it, and I'd like to keep it as natural as possible. 

Oh and Prairieland herbs... great stuff! A friend of mine took me to their store a few years back. I Love their products. 
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« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2013 08:03:37 AM »

Oh wow, thank you very much!   Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2013 01:54:02 PM »

Thanks for sharing yummies!
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