Watermelon is available year-round with peak production in July and August, so is time to make Watermelon Jelly.
"He who enjoys doing and enjoys what he has done is happy." Goethe
Most important: this jelly is made without preservatives, artificial fruit pectin or any food additives.
Homemade watermelon jelly with rose scented geraniums recipe:
- 3 kilograms of bite-size chunks watermelon, peeled and without seeds
- 1 kilogram sugar
- a bunch of fresh rose scented geraniums leaves - my choice was Skeleton Rose aka Pelargonium Radens
Wash watermelon, cut the melon open and start scooping out the contents with seeds.
After this, peels the watermelon rind and chop it in small pieces and strain it through a fine sieve.
Pour sugar in watermelon in a large deep kettle, let the mixture for few hours until the melon juice covers fruits, then cook it slowly for 3-4 hours to evaporate half of its volume.
Pour hot fruit jelly in clean warm jelly jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space and seal them. Allow to cool completely away from drafts and place jars in dry and dark place. If you want to served chilled, first refrigerate it for more savor.