1 Pack muslin from the chemist
1 large nylon sieve
2 0.5 litre jars
The first easy thing is there is no need to go through the tedious business of stripping the currants from the stalks. Just place the wased fruit – stalks and all - in a preserving pan, bring slowly to the boil and stir, pressing the redcurrants to break down the fruit and release the juice.
As soon as the fruit is cooked (about 10 minutes), add the sugar, stir until absolutely dissolved, then bring the mixture to a rapid boil, and boil for about 8 minutes. Meanwhile, place a large nylon sieve over a bowl and line it with a double layer of gauze.
Then, when the 8 minutes are up, tip the whole lot into the sieve and let it drip through. If you don’t mind not having a completely clear jelly, you can press to extract as much as possible.
Then pour the jelly into the jars, which have been washed, dried and heated in a moderate oven for 5 minutes, cover with waxed discs and seal while still hot.