Wednesday, 1 September 2010
Blackberry Jam and The Hive
We have been picking loads of blackberries recently and have had them with pancakes and jelly so far. I really wanted to have a go at making jam with them as I have never made jam before....As you can see from the photo we have already ate half a jar as it is so delicious especially spread on some boller which I am also making a lot these days...
Here is a recipe if you have got a slow cooker....ideal for busy mums as you only have to stir it a couple of times whilst its cooking...
blackberry & apple jam recipe for the slow cooker
(makes about 3 jars)
2lb apples peeled, cored and chopped
1lb granulated sugar
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
Put all the ingredients in the slow cooker as listed, cover and cook on high for 5 hours stirring once or twice. At the end it should be thick and pulpy. Sterilize 3 jam jars, put the jam in and place a greasproof paper disc over then put the lids on. Store in the fridge....you have to eat it within 2 months..which is not a problem as you will probably eat it all within a week!!!
I have just discovered another fabulous crafting community called The Hive on the net courtesy of my friend Lisa..she has a needlefelting group on there..check it out by clicking the link as its full of creativity and inspiration!