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Raspberry Jam    Veg   CD     ACC

 

Vegetarian  Fruit  Cold   Accompaniment   Conserve  Preserve  Preserves  Preserving

 

Ingredients
1.8kg/4lb Raspberries

1.8kg/4lb Sugar

A knob of Butter

 

Instructions

 

1. Prepare the jars (see notes below).

 

2. Place the raspberries in a large saucepan and heat gently, allowing the fruit to cook in its own juices until very soft, about 20 minutes, stirring from time to time.

 

3. Stir in the sugar and continue to stir until it has dissolved then add the butter. Raise the heat and bring to the boil then continue to boil for about 20 minutes. 

 

4. Remove the pan from the heat and test for a set (see notes below).

 

5. Cool for about 5 minutes, skimming off any scum with a metal spoon.

 

6. Ladle into the prepared jars, cover, seal and label (see notes below).


 

Notes:    see also General preparations

 

Jars - Use jars which are free from cracks, chips or flaws – the best sizes to use are 450g/1lb although 1kg/2lb jars can be successfully used for pickling fruit.  Prepare the jars by washing well in warm soapy water and rinsing thoroughly. Dry the jars in a cool oven (140C, 275F, Gas Mark 1).  Fill whilst still warm to prevent the jars from cracking when the hot filling is added.

 

Testing for a set – Remove the pan of jam from the heat. Drop a teaspoonful of jam onto a cold saucer. Allow it to cool then gently push your finger through the jam.  If it wrinkles a satisfactory set has been achieved. If it doesn’t, return the saucepan to the heat and continue to boil for a few more minutes then test again. Repeat as necessary.

 

Filling the jars –  Fill  to the top then wipe the rims of the jar with a damp cloth. Immediately cover with a waxed disc whilst still hot (wax side down). Allow to cool then cover with cellophane,  securing with a rubber band. For long term storage secure the cellophane with a screw top lid.

 

Storage – Store in a cool dark place.

 

 

 

 

   

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Key techniques required to make this recipe

 

Boil - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time.

 

Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size

 

Slice to -  To cut food, such as bread, meat, fish or vegetables, into flat pieces of varying thickness.

 

Tips, Options and Substitutions

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Main equipment required to make this recipe

 

Chopping Knife

Chopping Board

Saucepan

Wooden or Plastic Spoon
 

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