Ten days ago I tried to make Rosella Jam and Cordial, but ran out time before I could finish the job.
For the Rosella Cordial (boiled whole flowers until colour leached out, then strain measure and add equal amount of sugar). The last step before bottling was to add Citric Acid and I didn't have any of course and the shop was closed - it was a public holiday. I think the purpose of this step is to allow it to be kept for longer before it goes mouldy. The cordial has been kept in a glass bottle in the fridge. Can I reboil it and add the citric acid now and is there any benefit of this ingredient?
The jam didn't set and I didn't have any jamsetta - ditto with the shop being closed. I tried adding a bit of lemon rind but it still didn't set. The whole pot is sitting in the fridge, can I reboil it and add jamsetta then put it in jars? If the answer is yes, the next question for this one is how long do I have to do this... can I wait until Saturday?
Lesson learned from this is to make sure you have time to finish before starting a project! I was halfway through doing a completely different gardening job and with the seceatears in hand decided to harvest the rosellas's. Obviously once harvested they had to be processed and I was completely unprepared for that with no ingredients, jars, or even time!