Wednesday, 08 December 2010
We were gifted with 15 kg of plums so the big pot came out and we made 60 bottles of jam.
My basic jam recipe is simple:
spices to taste
Pour the sugar on the fruit, leave it for 6-8 hrs then heat and bring to the boil. Once setting point is reached, pour into sterilised jars.
To check for setting point, drop some on a frozen plate. Once it has cooled, push the jam with your finger. If it creates wrinkles then it is ready to be bottled.
So my plum jam had cinnamon stick and almonds in it..OH yum!
I cant eat sugar for health reasons, so I made a small batch for with Xylitol.
Sugar free Jam
a small cinnamon stick
It come out perfectly, I'm really excited to be able to eat jam that won't affect my health.