Making grape jelly with rosemary

Description

Making grape jelly with rosemary is not difficult. After the grape harvest, you can go into the vineyard to pick the little bunches of grapes that have stuck around. I like to ask the winemaker first but that is usually no problem and afterwards, of course, I then give them a few jars of this delicious jelly.
During a fine walk, I had picked a few branches of rosemary and 5.8 kilos of grapes. These gave me 3.6 kilos of grape juice and 9 jars of grape jelly.

Ingredients for 'making grape jelly with rosemary'

  • 6 kilos of grapes
  • 50 g rosemary
  • 1.5 kg sugar
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 8g agar agar

Methods:

  • Put the grapes through the juicer and collect the grape juice
  • Add the sugar, lemon juice and rosemary
  • Simmer on a low heat for about 15 min
  • Remove the rosemary
  • Add the "agar agar" and put the jelly in sterilised jars

How to use grape jelly with rosemary?

Here are a few ideas:

1. Cheese board: Serve as a side dish to a cheese board. It pairs well with soft cheeses such as brie or camembert, but can also be delicious with spicy cheeses such as blue cheese.

2. Glaze for meat: as a glaze for meat, such as grilled chicken, pork or lamb. While grilling, brush the meat with the jelly for a delicious sweet and savoury flavour.

3. Dressing for salads: Mix the jelly with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper to make a tasty dressing for salads. It adds a sweet and spicy flavour to green salads or even fruit salads.

4. Baking: Use grape jelly with rosemary in baking recipes, such as cakes, pies or muffins. Add it to the batter for a subtle hint of sweetness and rosemary aroma.

5. Crostinis: Spread some grape jelly with rosemary on toasted baguette, then top with some slices of goat cheese. Sprinkle some fresh rosemary on top, if desired, and serve as a starter or appetiser.

6. On ice cream: Spoon grape jelly with rosemary over vanilla ice cream or use it as a topping for a fruity sorbet. It combines well with the creamy and sweet flavour of the ice cream.

These are just a few examples of how to use grape jelly with rosemary. Feel free to experiment and discover new and tasty combinations.

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