Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Mellow fruitfulness…

The summer seems to have produced exactly the right conditions for brambles, they’re everywhere and they are laden heavy with fruit.

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And what’s the thing to do with masses of free soft fruit? Make jam! Lots and lots of jam!

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Isn’t that an amazing colour? The recipe is really easy – 900g of blackberries and 900g of sugar boiled rapidly with 1 1/2tbs lemon juice until the jam thermometer reads 105degreesC. It’s really flexible too and can be adapted to other fruit. Recipe here on the BBC!

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Yum jam! I’ve got half a freezer full of fruit just waiting to be made into jammy gifts!


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