Monday, June 9, 2008

Thomas Jefferson's Jelly

We've established that Jefferson was a smart man. We further know that he made wine at Monticello. It also seems that he had enough to branch out and make things with the wine.

Jefferson's Own Wine Jelly
  • 2 env. unflavored Gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 3/4 to 1 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 pint Madeira wine
  • juice of 3 lemons
  • strawberries
  • powdered sugar
Dissolve 2 envelopes of gelatin in cold water. Add this to the fruit juice, which has been brought to a boil. Add sugar to taste and a pinch of salt. Let cool. Next, add the pint of wine and lemon juice. Pour into mold that has been chilled. Set into the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Unmold and serve cold. Decorate with strawberries rolled in powdered sugar. Recipe from The First Ladies Cook Book (1966)

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