First of all, I’m amazed by the wonderful response to my giveaway! There have been forty five entrants so far, with many kind enough to either publish a blog post or advertise it on Twitter. If you haven’t entered yet, you have until Saturday night, British Summer Time when the giveaway will end.
Next up, my latest experiment. Yup, the title of the blog post gives a fairly strong clue – I’ve been making dandelion jam! I’d never heard of this until earlier in the week when Annie at “A Year In The Life Of”… mentioned it. I googled it, to double check that it was a real thing (sorry, I’m very cynical sometimes!) and found lots of information and recipes.
So, I picked 350 dandelions, plucked the petals and used them to make my preserve.
First I boiled them, then let them steep overnight, then removed the petals, added sugar and lemon juice and boiled again until it reached setting point.
And here is the finished product! I was surprised by how lovely this tastes. It’s sort of like honey and lemon, made into jam. I’m surprised just because I’d never heard of it, and given how delicious it is, and how cheap and easy it is to make, I would have thought that more people would have been making it!
So far, everyone I’ve given it to has enjoyed it, and at a cost of only £1.30 for five and a half jars, I’ll definitely be making this again.