Jam Making Beginner
On the weekend I tried my hand at making jam making after thinking about it for a few weeks. I bought the proper jam pan and a few jars. My local supermarket had blueberries on offer so it was decided for me that blueberry jam would be the first one I made.
I found a recipe on Nigella’s website to use
As I had a few more gram wise than the recipe stated and I had some cherries which also needed to be used up so it became blueberry and cherry jam. I worked out that I had 2.56 times the recipe amount of fruit so I multiplied all the amounts so it became
512g jam sugar,
128ml of water
The blueberries and cherries looked so gorgeous before they went in to the pan.
In the pan they mushed down to a gloriously rich purple. I would really recommend to wear oven gloves the whole time as everything is very hot. Although it is a fairly quick thing to make at these quantities you can’t leave it for a second.
Jam thermometer was very useful in showing the temperature it had to get to. When it got to this temperature the jam spat a bit and it was boiling and would have hurt a lot if had come in contact with skin. Be careful.
When it was ready we scooped it out and put it the sterilised jars. We then ripped up a new crusty loaf and cleaned out the bottom of the pan. The jam was warm and it was so nice.
Nearly 1kg of fruit and it only filled 2 jars.
I would have liked to make more but at least I have some experience now. Plus I roughly know how much 1kg of fruit will make which is good to know for future making.
I really loved making jam and I’m already thinking ahead on what I’m going to be making next. We have already nearly finished off the first jar in 5 days. It tastes so good on toast.