Friday, 19 August 2011


Outside our house in the Stockholm Archipelag you can find a lot of Rowan Berry Trees. In this country (Sweden) we make jelly from the lovely orangie-red berries and serve it with game, especially Venison, Elgh and Pheasant. It is very easy to make, but be aware, the jelly is not for you who do not like a bitter taste....

You need

2 liter of Rowan berries (put them in the freezer for a couple of hours before cooking them, makes them sweeter, you can cook them from frozen).
500 ml water
600 ml sugar

Clean the berries and cook them with the water vigouresly for 15 minutes. Let them "sieve" slowly through a sieve cloth (an old teatowel with "loose" weave will do the trick)
for about 30 minutes. Measure the juice and boil it for 2-3 minutes, then add the sugar in portions (use 900 ml of sugar per liter juice). Cook the juice with the sugar vigouresly for 10 minutes. Do the jelly test (pour a little of the jelly on to a cold plate, if the jelly does not run together when you draw a line in the middle it is ready!). If not cook a bit longer and test again. When ready pour into clean and warm jars immediately and put the lid on. Leave to set.

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