Jam Making

Yesterday saw Samuel and I down at Duncan's farm to pick our raspberries for jam (and the odd muffin). A lot of the fruit had already been picked but we still managed to get a big green punnets worth for the bargain price of £4.00. There were quite a few others there too probably with the same idea. There might be a lot of jam making going on locally this week. The Keith show is coming up so who knows?
The Recipe:: Given to me by my friend Ann when I worked in the doctors all those years ago. It's always worked for me.
2 1/2 lb of raspberries
3lb of sugar (I used jam sugar as last year it didn't set with normal granulated sugar)
This makes about 5/6 jars.
1:: Bring the raspberries gently to the boil then boil rapidly for 5 minutes.
2:: Remove from the heat and add the sugar. Stir over a low heat until all the sugar has dissolved.
3:: Bring it back to the boil and boil rapidly again for 1 minute.

4:: Skim away any froth and pour into warm jars. Put a circle of greaseproof paper on straight away and put on the lid.

5:: Once it has cooled down you can add a label to your jar and decorate the top (if you want to).
6:: Da Da one completed recipe for home made raspberry jam :) Enjoy.


  1. Looks delicious - not made jam in years. Still ploughing my way through the jars of lemon curd I made a couple of months ago.

  2. Mmmmm yummy! I've not made jam since school!


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