this is the recipe for queen anne’s lace jelly that so many have asked for!
PLEASE NOTE: please be positive you are picking queen anne’s lace. there is a poisonous plant similar to queen anne’s lace called poison hemlock. read up, i am not responsible for any mishaps that may occur ; ) click the link below for more info.If you are unsure, skip this recipe & stick with fruit jelly!
Queen Anne’s Lace vs Poisonous Hemlock
Queen Anne’s Lace Jelly Recipe
you will need:
20 large queen anne’s lace flower heads
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 package of powdered pectin
4 cups of water
bring the water to a boil & then remove from heat.
rinse flower heads thoroughly.
add flower heads, pushing them down into the water, cover & let steep for 30 minutes.
remove the lid & allow to cool slightly, i did about 10 minutes.
remove flowers, straining liquid thoroughly.
measure out 3 cups of the liquid into a pan, add lemon juice & pectin & bring to a rolling boil stirring constantly.
add sugar, & continue until it returns to a rolling boil.
boil 1 minute longer. keep stirring :)
remove from heat, skim off any foam.
pour into sterilized jars, leaving 1/4 inch space at the top.
process in a hot water bath for 5 minutes, counting the time after the water has returned to a rolling boil.
this is what your finished product will look like & it is great with buttermilk biscuits!
i cannot stress safety & knowledge enough, if you are unfamiliar with plants/flowers that are native to where you live.. DO NOT consume them.