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    Default Blackberry Jam Receipe

    Hi Everyone

    Does anyone have a blackberry jam recipe and the procedure on how to make jam. This is my first at trying. As I am a can cook dont cook person it has to be straightforward

    Thanks

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    easy,

    1lb fruit 1lb sugar
    quarter pint water

    Multiply the above as required.

    Put a small plate in the freezer.

    Put the water and fruit in a large saucepan or maslin pan and simmer gently for 10 minutes. Then add the sugar and turn up your hob to its highest setting to get a rolling boil (it still boils even when stirred). After 15 minutes take a small spoon of liquid out of the saucepan and put it on the small plate you will have just taken outof the freezer. After a minute push your finger through the liquid and if it wrinkles up its ready. Turn off the heat and pour into sterelised jars and close the lids immediately.

    Black currant jam sets very easily so do not over boil
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    Oooops Piglet, NSB mentions blackberries, you give a recipe for blackcurrant jam.

    I remember from childhood (more years ago than I care to remember) the 'family' making blackberry and apple jam, or even blackberry and apple jelly. Both were delicious.

    Shall have to dig deep into my cookbook archives, and shall come back!!

    valmarg

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    Doh, that will teach me to read the posts properly Valmarg.
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    You could do the same but add the juice of a lemon. That contains pecten and wil help with the setting.
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    Thanks everyone

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    If your super lazy like me and own a breadmachine then chances are it will have a bread setting for making jam and will save you bags of time. The quantites you use vary depending on the fruit but for blackcurrant I find that two cups of sugar to every cup of blackcurrant works to balance the sharpness of the blackcurrant with out taking it away completely.

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    3lbs.blackberries(not too ripe)
    Colanderful windfall cooking apples(or juice of two lemons)
    water
    sugar
    Simmer berries and apples(no need to peel,just wash and cut up)in 1pt. water until soft,put in jelly bag,thick muslin,old tea-towel or whatever you have handy,tie stout string around top and suspend from hook,upturned stool,or what you will and leave for a good few hours.
    Dont be tempted to squeeze the bag to hurry things along,you will get cloudy jelly.
    Add 1lb.sugar to every 1pt. juice and boil hard until done. A lovely taste of late summer on dark,cold winter days!

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