Saturday, January 28, 2012

Blackberry Jam

One of my lovely friends invited me over for dinner and blackberry picking on Australia day. Not a bad way to spend the evening!

I topped up my haul with another picking session along my local train line, so I had enough to make a yummy batch of jam (plus save some to eat).

My jam recipe is super simple:
1kg berries (works for blackberries or raspberries)
40-50ml lemon juice
750g sugar

Get your berries and juice into a big pan (as in the pic above), then cook until they have broken right down and are super juicy.

Then add your sugar, stir until it's all disolved, then bring to the boil. I love that gorgeous purple colour!

Boil rapidly until the jam reaches setting point (about 10 mins), then bottle it up.

How awesome is the colour? I'm making a batch of scones later...its going to be divine!


Lynda said...

What time is afternoon tea? LOVE blackberry jam.

Kate R said...

Yum! Looks delish (and pretty!!)

a good yarn said...

With warm scones and clotted cream - heavenly!

Marg said...

I miss picking blackberries.
That looks delicious.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Yum! Yum! Yum!

Yarny Days said...

THis looks so delicious! I love anything blackberry.