The Grape Jelly experiment and how I discovered jelly candy!!


grape jelly candyGrapes, grapes, grapes everywhere!!! What to do??? I decided to do what everyone else does, make some grape jelly! Most people associate grape jelly with Concord Grapes. While, commercial grape production dates back to the year 1000 B.C., it was not until 1854 that the Concord variety made its debut, appropriately named after the Massachusetts village of Concord where the first of its variety was grown.  The Concord grape is a robust and aromatic grape whose ancestors were wild native species found growing in the rugged New England soil.

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Meatpies are delicious and easy to make.



For the crust, i made a classic 3-2-1 crust using 3 cups four, 2 sticks of butter, a pinch of salt and 1 cup of cold water. Butter is the key here, when you mix the ingredients together, you want big globs of butter in your dough. This way, when the butter melts in the crust, it helps form the layers.  Here is a video on how to make a pie crust.

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