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13 September 2009 @ 09:12 pm
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from 'Rachel's favourite food at home' by Rachel Allen

INGREDIENTS [makes 2 x 400g/14oz jars]
400g / 14oz sugar
400g / 14oz summer fruits - a mixture of strawberries, raspberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants, blackberries, and blueberries (you can use frozen fruits)
Juice of 1 lemon


INSTRUCTIONS
Place the sugar in a heatproof bowl and pop in an oven for 10 minutes to heat up. You can also place the jars into the oven to warm, to prevent them cracking when the hot jam is poured into them.
Put a small plate in the freezer for testing the jam later on.
Place the fruit (which can be frozen) in saucepan with the lemon and heat up. Simmer for 3 minutes and crush most of the fruit with potato masher. Add the warm sugar, stir to dissolve and bring up to the boil. Boil for 3-4 minutes over a high heat, stirring regularly.
To test to see if the jam is cooked, take a spoonful of the jam, place it on the frozen plate and allow it to sit for a few seconds. The push your finger through the blob of jam - if the skin on top forms a wrinkle when pushed, it is cooked. Remove from heat immediately and our into sterilised jars or a bowl. A jam funnel is handy for this if you have one. Place lids on top. The jam will set as it cools.
 
 
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