There are two major worries in the making of Bramble (Blackberry) Jelly. Firstly will the hedge-trimming guys have been by and destroyed all our Blackberries, and secondly (if they haven't) will the resulting jelly actually SET.
Well, amazingly we still have overgrown hedges, and they are still filled with fruit, and luckily for me (it's still a hit-n-miss process) my two jar minuscule production SET PERFECTLY (see lower picture).
Our only problem is that we haven't enough. Most of the perfect fruit has been frozen for essential winter 'blackberry and apple' crumbles. These two jars will hardly see us into next week, so more expeditions are in order.
Anyone who has not made their own Bramble Jelly is missing a real treat. Shop bought jelly can be good, but for that real intense flavour, you have to make your own. It's a fiddly process, but well worth the effort.
Please note the use of a spoon for the jelly; I can't stand finding small blobs of butter in jams, marmite, etc.