How great and original is the idea of making jelly for your friends to take away from your wedding? We love practical gifts, and this one will serve your guests and remind them of your wedding for months to come. This lavender elderflower jelly recipe is a new twist on a classic recipe and could be the type of favor you’ve been looking for. Your wedding and your guests will love the addition of the lavender flowers, and you can use sweet little jars to keep a sophisticated look for the wedding.
Makes 3 cups
1 1/2 cup water
¼ cup dried lavender flowers
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
3 ½ tablespoons powdered apple pectin
2 cups sugar
¼ cup elderflower syrup
1 bunch dried lavender sprigs
In a small saucepan over high heat bring water just to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in lavender flowers. Let steep for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, strain mixture into a medium saucepan, discarding the lavender flowers. Stir in lemon juice and pectin until pectin is completely dissolved.
Over high heat, bring the mixture to a boil, add sugar and elderflower syrup. When the mixture returns to a rolling boil, let boil for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
After boiling, transfer jelly mixture into small jars. Let set for 5 minutes. Once jelly has started to firm up, carefully insert lavender sprigs into jelly for a decorative finish. Set aside to cool and cover.