Level D - Foodworks

Extra Bite Solutions

Bite 5 - Food Preservation

 

5a. Pressure canning
All questions have either no right answer or involve personal feelings.

 

5b. Jelly jamboree

2. Find out what to do if jelly doesn't gel. How can you get it to gel?
There is a way to "remake" soft jellies. First, measure the amount of jelly that needs to be recooked. No more than 4 to 6 cups of jelly should be handled at a time.

To remake jelly without added pectin, add 2 tablespoons bottled lemon juice to each quart of jelly. Heat to boiling and boil for 3 to 4 minutes. Use the jelly doneness test to check if jelly is properly thickened. Remove from heat and quickly skim off foam. Fill sterile jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Adjust new lids and process half-pint jars for 5 minutes.

 

5c. Freezer smarts
All questions have either no right answer or involve personal feelings.

 

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