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Friday, October 28, 2011

Jelly Candies

About a year ago, I posted a recipe for lemon jellies. These cute little lemon candies are so tasty and such a cheerful lemon hue. I absolutely adore them, but what is good in lemon must be good in orange and other citrus flavors, right? So I made a batch of orange ones. I made them exactly how I made the lemon ones, except that I substituted oranges and used orange coloring.

You know what? They weren't right. I was so disappointed because they were cloyingly sweet. Fortunately, I have a fix for that. I got out the old citric acid granules and - voila! - a wonderful orange version of the lemon jellies was born. When I make orange jellies, I add about one half teaspoon of citric acid to the hot mix. If you really want a nice, tart treat, you can also add a little pinch to the dredging sugar.

So, if you want to make a nice, colorful assortment of jellies that looks adorable gifted in little cellophane bags or piled high in a candy dish, make a batch of lemon, orange, and lime jellies. Just be sure to add some citric acid to the orange and lime ones!

3 comments:

  1. Tara, these look wonderful. Jellies are not the easiest thing in the world to get right. You did it. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. You've created a wonderful spot for your readers to visit and I've really enjoyed the time I spent here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  2. Thank you, Mary, for your kind words. I have so much fun with this blog, but it's always nice to hear that it is helpful/enjoyable to my readers. I often swing by your blog and, in addition to loving the delicious recipes you post, am in awe of how regularly you post! Thanks again for stopping by!

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  3. I made the lemon jellies from your recipe. They are terrific. I will
    now go for the orange and lime. Thanks for these terrific recipes.
    I will give them to my friends. My hubby loved them too.
    Joan

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