Friday, 27 August 2010

My first jam

My very first jam :) Gooseberry jam. And it was so simple!

gooseberries, topped and tailed
water, just enough to cover -boil up and then leave to simmer for about half an hour
sugar, same amount in weight as berries

Let the sugar dissolve, and then heat it up to boiling point and leave to boil for approximately 15 minutes or until it passes the jam test: take some of the jam and put on a cold plate. Let it cool and push it with your finger, if it wrinkles it's ready.

Mine took a lot longer than 15 minutes to set, no idea why. Perhaps because I left the skins intact (I didn't want a smooth jam), or maybe I should have cooked it for longer before I added the sugar.

Doesn't matter, the end result was delicious! :)