I would describe it as a cranberry-like jelly that has the smell of 'the woods'. Specifically, it smells of blasty boughs. Yum again.
That might be a hard sell for some, but blasty boughs is one of my favourite smells and I think it works brilliantly in a jelly.
I do not have access to a lot of squashberries, but I do have access to Bidgood's and they seem to have a pretty darn good supply. Thank you Bidgoods!
My people tend to like really tart jellies... jellies that make your face pucker a wee little bit, so this method of making jelly gives me the freedom to throttle back on the sugar so the jelly packs a bit of a punch.
Bidgood's has a recipe for squashberry jelly should you be interested.
Everything was going ok until I realized that I added twice the sugar amount, so I did what had to be done...I doubled the batch.
That worked out fine, except for the fact that now I have a whack of tea buns staring at me, daring me to eat them. Ok, well I actually have a whack minus the bunch that I ate for the photo shoot. But who is counting. I am going to throw the rest in the freezer in hopes that will muffle their taunts.
Should you find yourself wanting a tea bun and some squashberry jelly in the next few days, give me a call! I have more than enough to share and a tea break would be welcomed!