I got the idea of the violet jelly from Gizi from a comment on one of my cakes, so I have made mine according to her recipe only with a bit of a difference. During our dog walk in one of the mornings we picked two bowls of violet flower heads in the forest. From this amount of flowers I could fill 6 times a 250 ml bottles. To my pleasure, my husband got into the mood of helping me with this project throughout. Violet jam is a real special jam/jelly so it can be a wonderful present too.


Ingredients




Instructions

  1. We pour hot boiling water (2 liter) over the flowers, we can push in the flowers so that they are covered with water and can soak. According to Gizi’s recipe we let it soak for at least 2 hrs, but I had time to make it so I could wait 4 hrs. When we filter it (with gauze from the pharmacy), we should get a bluish-greenish colored water which will turn into purple and violet color when we add the lemon juice as per Gizi’s recipe.
  2. We pour hot boiling water (2 liter) over the flowers, we can push in the flowers so that they are covered with water and can soak. According to Gizi’s recipe we let it soak for at least 2 hrs, but I had time to make it so I could wait 4 hrs. When we filter it (with gauze from the pharmacy), we should get a bluish-greenish colored water which will turn into purple and violet color when we add the lemon juice as per Gizi’s recipe.