A lot of people are put off making jam because they think it will be a lot of bother, but if you choose the right recipe, that couldn’t be further from the truth. The way to go is in small batches, so you don’t need a massive pan and you needn’t boil the fruit for hours. One of the things that does seem like a bore is sterilising the jars. But it couldn’t be simpler. Rather than boiling jars to sterilise them, I warm them in the oven while I am working. Preheat the oven to 140C/275F/gas mark 1. The jars should be in there for 10 minutes minimum, but can stay in longer. When your jam is ready and still hot, protecting your hands with an oven glove, carefully ladle it into the hot jars. This process will be sufficient to seal the jars safely. The hottest cycle on your dishwasher will do the trick too, just make sure you fill the jars while they are still hot. … [Read more...] about Anna Jones’ quick and easy recipes for jams and preserves
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