I’m making Jam again!!

I’m hooked on jam making. It’s so much easier than I ever thought. I was lucky enough to be given some plums from a friendly neighbour. I don’t know what type of plums they are so if anyone can tell me I would appreciate it.

Here they are…

Plums

Plums

So I promptly did a web search and found another easy recipe. Same ratio of plums to sugar and a capful of lemon juice. Boil to 220F and put in sterilised jars. So easy!

So I halved and removed the seed and then roughly chopped the plums. Put in the saucepan with sugar and lemon juice and begun to heat

Roughly chopped plums with sugar in saucepan

Roughly chopped plums with sugar in saucepan

at which point I decided it was going to be too chunking so I blended with a hand blender.

Blended plums and sugar mix

Blended plums and sugar mix

I boiled till the temp reached 220F and did the wrinkle test a couple of times to be sure. Let it simmer while the wrinkle test being done. Then put the jam into the sterilised jars. I sterilised the jars in the oven after the baked potatoes for dinner were done.

And that’s it tahdah!!

Finished jam

Finished jam

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Homemade Teacher Thank You Gift

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A team effort to create this one.

The plant was cuttings I was given via Freecycle and then grew on.
The pot was from a ‘paint your own’ birthday gift given to my 6yo which she then painted and the “of the moment” loom band bracelet was made by my 6yo.