Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Port Wine Jelly if your feeling fuzzy

After all the festivities you might like the recipe for Port Wine Jelly.

I know this is the time for New Year Resolutions.
I never make a promise I can't keep, so I never ever make them, even to myself.

I do like to try and finish anything that has been hanging around for a while before the New Year starts.
I finished this guy yesterday. Only a few things left now. One is ongoing for next year, so that doesn't count.
The half finished quilt that has been hanging around in a cupboard for 6 years doesn't count one thing left to finish, and I'm working on that, so you should see that soon.

This guy is made from acrylic that I found ages ago in the Summer in a shop in Totnes....
Acrylic isn't my favorite material to work with, so I suppose he didn't turn out that badly.
He already has a home. He's not going far. An hours drive away to Somerset.

As he's intended for someone who is slightly younger than the age group I normally make bears for. He is made with safety eye's and safety joints....

Your waiting for the Port Wine Jelly recipe aren't you?

So here it is, you still have time to make it for New Year. Unlike the bear this recipe isn't intended for children. You have been warned !

You need..

1 0z of powdered gelatine
3 fl.0s cold water
6 oz. caster sugar
4 cloves
Blade of mace...I haven't got a blade...shove a couple of pinches in it.
I stick of cinnamon
Grated rind and juice of 1 Lemon
1/2 pint of water and 1/2 a pint of port wine.

Sprinkle the gelatine over the 3 fl.oz. cold water in a small bowl or cup.
After about 5 minutes when it's spongy stand the bowl in hot (not boiling) water until the gelatine has melted and the mixture is clear.
Meanwhile, place the sugar, spices, lemon rind and juice in a pan with the 1/2 pint of water and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved.
Bring to the boil then remove from the heat.
Cool slightly, then whisk in the dissolved gelatine and cool for 20 minutes, whisking from time to time.
Strain the spices and zest from the syrup in the pan and then stir in the port wine.
Pour into a wetted 1 1/2 pint mould or into stemmed glasses and chill until set...

To all those we have yet to wish a Happy New Year.

Have a Happy, Safe and Warm New Year

from sleepy Soggibottom Cottage............


Anonymous said...

CUTE!!! Not my preferred type of teddy but still, insanely adorable.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Your little fur ball is VERY cute! It will make someone very happy.

Happy 2010!

WoolenSails said...

For a second, I thought, why did you paint your dog, lol. My eyes are getting blurry;) That is too fun, love the wild colors.


Dolores said...

A Very Happy New Year to you and your family.
I like the way your new friend turned out but he/she does look a bit wild to be hanging around Soggibottom Bear.

LOL, I just read the comments and I too thought you painted Amie!

Caroline B said...

Psychodelic teddy! He has a lovely face.
I doubt whether port would last long enough to be put in a jelly in my house....
Have a very Happy New Year,

Loir said...

Happy New Year!
Beautiful guy!

purplecat said...

wow he is amazing so colourful!
Midge and co many blessings to you all at soggibottom for 2010 ♥

Micki said...

That bear iss super cool and colourful! Happy New Year to you!

Dorothy said...

The same to you from a grandma in Western New York.

Dorothy from grammology

Heckety said...

And a Happy New Year to you and all at Soggibottom too!
I like Port Wine Jellybear, though its an unusual name for a child's toy wouldn't you say? The pattern you provide looks rather good but I'll be surprised if mine looks anything like yours...are you sure you posted the recipe for that same bear?

Country Prims said...

Happy New Year! A very cute bear, someone is going to be delighted! Best wishes for 2010-I am looking forward to seeing more creations!
~Shazy x

Christine said...

Happy new year!

Myra said...

Awesome Teddy! Looks like this one partied to hardy at a new year party!!! lol! 8-)