Redcurrent jelly




This is a simple recipe and because of the Thermomix's versatility can be made in whatever quantity is required. There is no need to make more than will be used immediately. In our case we put almost the entire quantity into the gravy that was served to accompany the turkey at our Christmas lunches.


This recipe is from and has been made in the Thermomix by Joy but specific Thermomix instructions have not yet been prepared







2 lb (900 g) redcurrants
2 lb (900 g) sugar (to speed dissolving, this can be warmed in the oven)


You will also need:

1 pack muslin from the chemists

1 large nylon sieve

waxed discs

two 0.5 litre jars.




The first easy thing is that there's no need to go through the tedious business of stripping the currants from the stalks. Just place the washed fruit – stalks and all – in a preserving pan, bring slowly to the boil and stir, pressing the redcurrants to break down the fruit and release the juice. As soon as the fruit is cooked (about 10 minutes), add the sugar, stir until absolutely dissolved, then bring the mixture up to a rapid boil, and boil for 8 minutes.

Meanwhile, place a large nylon sieve over a bowl and line it with a double layer of gauze. Then, when the 8 minutes are up, tip the whole lot into the sieve and let it drip through. If you don't mind not having a completely clear jelly, you can press to extract as much as possible. Then pour the jelly into the jars, which have been washed, dried and heated in a moderate oven for 5 minutes, cover with waxed discs and seal while still hot.

This recipe is taken from Delia Smith’s Complete Cookery Course, Delia Smith’s Complete Illustrated Cookery Course and How to Cook Book Two.