How to: Make Elderberry Gummies

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Posted: 2018-09-10 13:17:00
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In this tutorial I am showing my version of making homemade gummies from Elderberries (Sambucus spp.). Below are the ingredients and the steps...basically, you just make a hard gelatine out of this berry syrup. Elderberries are very tasty & often rendered into a medicinal syrup or candies to treat colds & the Flu.

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Ingredients
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  • 1C Elderberries
  • 2-1/4C Water
  • 1C Sugar or Honey (optional)
  • 2pkgs of Gelatine (non-flavored)
  • 1T Pectin
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    Directions
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    1). In a medium pot with a lid bring 2 cups of water and berries to a rolling boil

    2). Cover pot and reduce heat and simmer for approx. 20min or longer (to reduce liquid if desired)

    3). Let steep for an additional 20min

    4). Strain liquid from plant material. The liquid is now your decotion.

    5). Pour liquid back into pot

    6). If using honey, very gently heat until the honey just dissolves being careful not to boil the syrup. This helps to preserve the beneficial, naturally occurring enzymes in the honey.

    7). If using sugar you have the option of bringing the syrup up to a gentle boil and simmering for up to an additional 30 minutes to thicken the syrup further. Or you can simply reheat the syrup enough to easily dissolve the sugar.

    8). Make a slurry of gelatine and pectin by mixing with a little bit of additional water - about 1/4 cup. Stir in this slurry, and let simmer for 10mins.

    9). Remove syrup from heat and let cool. It should be cool to the touch or still liquified.

    10). Carefully pour into prepared mold(s). Prepared molds are made by spraying with non-stick baking spray like Pam.

    11). Place mold into refrigerator or freezer for a 1 to 2 hours to solidify. Once solidifed remove from mold, and store in an air-tight container in a cool dry place.

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