Home-made Jelly made from Foraged Wild Connemara Rowan Berries
Connemara Rowan Jelly is home-made in my own kitchen from wild berries that I forage from the hillsides near my home in Connemara. Connemara is the Westernmost part of County Galway in Ireland, by the Atlantic Ocean. The area is renowned for its scenery, unspoilt environment and clean air.
My Connemara Rowan Jelly is made from 100% natural ingredients: Wild Rowan Berries, Irish apples, sugar, water and nothing else! It contains no added colouring, flavouring, preservatives or gelling agents. It is for sale in selected retailers in Connemara and Dublin and at local food festivals.
Rowan Jelly, which has a unique bitter-sweet flavour, is traditionally served with roast lamb and game (especially venison) but it is a delicious accompaniment to any roast or barbequed meats and poultry - in my family it is always served with our Christmas turkey! It can also be eaten with scones and butter, or used to make a glaze for pies and cakes.
Rowan Jelly is traditionally made in the more Northern parts of Europe including Ireland, Scotland and Scandinavia. In Finland it is known as Pihlajanmarjahyytelö and in Swedish, it is called Rönnbärsgelé, in German it is Ebereschen Gelee and in Polish it is called Galaretka z jarzębiny. The Irish (Gaelic) word is glóthach caorthainn.
Rowan trees are not native to North America, although they have been introduced there.
Please contact me at the address or email below for further information.
5 Owen Glen