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    Default Bread machines save you time

    I make my jam in a bread machine that has a jam setting, although you are limited to how much you can make at once you can make 5 jam jar loads in one go and all you need is fruit, sugar (jam sugar is best to avoid scum) and pectin (if need be). Measure it into the container, press a button and go do something else for an hour or so. It does all the heating and mixing for you and the end result is just as good as the manual method, recommended !!!

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    Wow. Okay maybe only 5 jars at a time, but still - no stirring, timing or burning? Bread machines make nice pizza bases too don't they?

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    No idea you could do jam - ours is pretty permanently on for bread, so I'll have to try a bag a slot!

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    Hi - I've picked up a brand new Prima breadmaker today at the local car boot sale for £6.00. Of course, when I got it home it had no instructions/recipes or measuring gadgets. Can anyone tell me how much flour/water etc to use please. So much for a bargain!! Thanks everso!

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    Your best bet is to get hold of a recipe book for breadmakers. Quite a few of them about. I don't bother with the recipe book that is specific to my breadmaker, just use the other receipe books! Makes good bread!

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    Good idea. Thanks. Off to Lakeland tomorrow.

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    The recipe book will give you an idea of qty's, with bread it's all important as too much or too little can effect it. With Jam it's a lot easier, just experiment qty until you get the kind you like best. All you need is fruit and sugar (and pectin if the fruit does'nt supply it). In terms of operation most have a program button with some preset programs, each program is something different (bread, jam etc) with effects the time of operation. You will also have buttons to add or decrease time. Not sure on the make of mine. The jam setting makes great marmalade when the seville orange season is on in Jan

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    It,s just before 6.00am and I'm drooling already! Just been dreaming about all the raspberry canes I'm gonna get one day.... Thanks - really hope mine does jam/marmalade. Also picked up chicken brick at same car bootie and busy looking up recipes for that. I'm getting up now to get toast laden with jam!

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