Jam making tips (in case it goes wrong)
Jam Making is Quite Easy!
Although Jam making is quite easy to do there are some simple remedies and things to remember if your jam does go wrong during the cooking process This list contains most of the jam making problems you are likely to encounter.
1. Tough skinned fruit should be simmered before adding of sugar because sugar will make the fruit harder.
2. Soft skinned fruit (strawberries, raspberries etc) can be soaked in sugar first. This will have the opposite effect to point one and will keep the fruit whole in the final jam.
6. If you get a scum rising to the surface of the jam wait until you hav a jam set and stir in a small lump of butter to disperse it.
7. After the jam has set, allow it to settle for 15 minutes as this will prevent the fruit from rising to the top when put into the jars.
8. Don’t put labels onto the jars until the jam has cooled properly. I would also suggest putting some sellotape (sticky back plastic) over the jars to protect them from spilt jam and temperature changes.
9. Store the jam in a cool dry place. Too much light is not good for storage and too steamy will encourage mould to develop on the jam.
10. If things do go wrong tip it back in the pan and add a juice of a lemon and bring it back to the boil again. If you find mould has developed on your jarred jam you can remove the top 1cm and you should find the jam underneath is unaffected.
11. You shouldn’t need commercially
available pectin at all if you follow these tips when cooking your
What Jam making equipment do I need?
Jam making equipment need to make jam
What is Jam?
Just What is Jam and how is it made?
How much pectin should be in jam?
Pectin levels in fruit needed for jam making
What to do if your jam goes wrong?
Jam Making Tips and tricks for good jams
Blackberry Jam Recipe
How to make blackberry jam a recipe
"Jam Making Tips"
Although Jam making is quite easy to do there are some simple jam making tips, remedies and things to remember if your jam does go wrong during the cooking process.
This list contains most of the jam making problems you are likely to encounter.