Thursday, 4 October 2012

Raspberry Jam

We've not had a huge amount of anything out of the garden this year, but we've been having raspberries most nights now for quite some time. The Autumn fruiting raspberries are great, as they crop for so long but as the nights get colder and the days shorter they start to loose their sweetness a little bit, although I still think they're lovely - not so great for our baby to eat (who has her fathers sweet tooth I fear).
 With a bit of a glut from a few days of not picking, I decided to make some jam. Normally this time of year I have so many things to make jam out of I wouldn't know what to choose, but not this year! Still even though it's a small quantity of fruit (800g) I thought it would be worth it, especially as there's no damsons this year (for my favourite jam).
 Jam making is ridiculously easy.
  • Weigh the fruit 
  • Boil it 
  • Add an equal quantity of sugar 
  • Boil it some more until setting point is reached 
  • Put it into jars
  • Eat it
Only four jars made but we don't really eat much jam so it should last us a while. It tastes amazing and should soften the blow of not having any damson jam this year.

9 comments:

  1. We've not had enough of anything this year for eating or making into jam, so enjoy it!
    Jane x

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    1. Yeah this is about the only thing we've had a glut of this year - and 4 jars worth is hardly a glut!

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  2. me too here in wales... my one and only good crop!

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    1. My sweetcorn was ok as well but thats it!

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  3. delicious! Hopefully more raspberries to come!!

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    1. Lot's more - I've been pretty much giving them away!

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  4. Didn't do too well with veggies and fruit down here in SW France either, mostly due to a wet spring, long dry summer, and laziness with watering! Ah well, there is always next year!

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    1. I hope next year is better as well! Not much need for watering over here mind - Only in the greenhouse this year!

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  5. Hi, I see you like baking, it would mean the world to me if you could come over and have a look around my blog, :) just leave me a message if you like it and I will be sure to post more :) also that jam looks delicious and I'm going to give it a go :)

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