Place the currants in a colander and rinse well to remove impurities.
Place the currants and the water into a pot. Boil until softened.
Strain the currants through a sieve to separate the stems and seeds (strain through a sieve).
Divide the sugar into 2 portions and add to the pot.
Simmer on low heat. Since it hardens easily, once it is still somewhat loose, remove from the heat.
Store in a preservation jar in the refrigerator. This can be used with bread or sweets.
Here are the red currants. To grow the tree, plant the tree in a location that stays cool during the summer.
It's best to use the berries to make jam, sweet syrup, jello, fruit wine, etc. rather than eating them raw.
Story Behind this Recipe
I used homegrown red currants.
Since currants contain a lot of pectin, if you simmer it until it is still somewhat runny, then it will harden to the perfect thickness. If it hardens too much, it will turn into jello or like a gummy candy.