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Old 08-28-2015, 02:49 PM   #11
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Cooking apples are not common here and as such very hard to find.

Pectin itself is very difficult to find here and on ebay it's mainly sold by Americans that for some unknown reason insist on screwing Europeans on postage. I know for a fact it does not cost as much as they charge to send things over here, nowhere near.
Oh dear! I can't imagine not being able to bake an apple pie. A favorite of my family.

Amazon has a flat minimum rate for shipping. But I don't know about overseas. I know they have facilities in other countries that help keep the fees lower.

But I am glad you found DC. Stick around and have some fun.
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I only used pectin once and didn't like the jam. It was too sweet. I just put 2 parts fruit and one part sugar. It's not that important to be exact, so it can be by weight or volume. The downside is that it usually takes over an hour to gel. I test if it is properly gelled by putting a small amount on a plate. I then hold the plate vertically and let it drip. I then turn the plate 90 degrees and if it doesn't drip in that direction, it's ready.
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:50 PM   #13
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I only used pectin once and didn't like the jam. It was too sweet. I just put 2 parts fruit and one part sugar. It's not that important to be exact, so it can be by weight or volume. The downside is that it usually takes over an hour to gel. I test if it is properly gelled by putting a small amount on a plate. I then hold the plate vertically and let it drip. I then turn the plate 90 degrees and if it doesn't drip in that direction, it's ready.
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