The Big World Jam and preserves recipe Index
Jam Recipes from the big world sites:
Blackberry Jam Recipe:
Add the lemon juice and lemon skin gratings to the blackberries in a
large preserving pan and slowly bring to the boil gently stirring
occasionally. When the fruit reaches boiling point turn it down so
the fruit is simmering. You can stir it a bit more here so as to
break up the fruit into a pulp. Next add your sugar stir it in and
bring the jam back up to the boil to get its setting point. The
sugar should be cooked in and dissolved completely before bring the
mixture up to boil.
What Jam Making Equipment do I Need:
Although there is no need to buy any special equipment to start
making jams and pickles getting some jam making equipment will
certainly make the job easier. But if you just want to make a jar or
two to try your jam making skills out you could use the tools you
probably already have in your kitchen.
What are the pectin levels in fruit:
Some fruits naturally have more or less pectin than others. For
example, if you are making strawberry jam, you will need to use more
pectin (of any kind) than if you are making blackberry jam, since
blackberries naturally contain more pectin than strawberries.
Generally speaking, the more ripe and wet the fruit is, the lower
the pectin levels are. You can test for pectin levels and add or
subtract by testing the jam while you are cooking it.
Jam making tips: (in
case it goes wrong) 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.