I have just completed my first ever attempt at making jelly. My first attempt at anything "canning" related. Okay, so now I have to find out just what the heck happened! Because I think I may have ended up with habanero syrup!! :oops:
I found a few recipes at recipezaar.com, and primarily followed this one: http://www.recipezaar.com/recipe/getrecipe.zsp?id=68981
. I had to guess at the number of habaneros and bell peppers, and ended up using about 15 and 4 respectively.
NOW, most of the recipes I found, this one included, had comments that indicated the users had "final jelly results" the next day. So even though the Ball (makers of my pectin) website indicated that some jellies can take up to two weeks to gel, I don't think this must be my problem.
Do I pour it all back in the pan and add more pectin etc etc.. or should I wait? (AND if I need to re-cook a bit, and re sterilize, re-process, of course) can I wait until next week when I get back in town? Any spoilage risk?
Well - this is my third attempt to get this question posted since registering yesterday.. so I have to go burn a candle while i hit submit...!
THANKS for any ideas of what could have gone wrong!!
help? Do I have to post a juicy intro before feedback is permitted... OR did y'all just go on vacation now that the kids are back in school!? (hmmm... nice idea!!)