|Vintage Dr. Pepper Sign|
A few years back I was at a craft show in Corsicana, TX.
(When am I not at a craft show)?
There was a lady selling all kinds of jams and jellies,
but the ones that caught my eye were made with sodas/colas.
She had Dr. Pepper, Coke, Big Red, A & W Root Beer, Orange Crush
and probably a few more that I can't remember.
These varieties were just flying off her table.
I called the hubby to see if he wanted the Dr. Pepper one,
he's from Texas and is a big fan of the Dr.
He said fore sure, but, by the time I got back with the cash....
Not a Pepper in sight.
I was trolling the net and remembered about the soda/cola jellies.
I did a google search and found this recipe for
The Pepper and another one for A&W.
Thinking to self, these would make
awesome Christmas gifts.
|Yes, I make notes on my recipes, this should say, went horribly wrong.|
I followed the directions,
(this ain't my first jelly making RO-DA-O)
but it just wouldn't set.
|Expecting some awesome jelly.|
Google search again.
Why, and how to fix?
Apparently the recipe didn't have enough sugar.
The fix was pretty standard from all sources.
Un-cap, pour into pot, add more sugar, lemon juice and pectin.
Re-boil, re-cap and re-process.
Just go with it and call it syrup.
Guess what route I took?
I think I'm going to call them,
Gourmet Smoothie Starters, or, Specialty Pancake Toppings,
or, Terry's Awesome Milk Shake Blends...
|Terry's Awesome, Orange Crush and Dr. Pepper Gourmet Syrups.|
The jar with the white lid is the leftovers from each batch.
Didn't get processed and went straight to the fridge.
I will try again!
If you're on my Christmas list.....
Till next time, happy canning.