Monday, November 8, 2010

In a Jam

One of my first activities at my new home in Oregon was to make jam. I was a little hesitant to take on this project, as I feared the amount of work would be overwhelming. Turns out, it was was super easy!

Using fresh picked blackberries (my personal favourite), we mixed the berries into almost a puree. After the berries were smooth, we added sugar, lots of sugar. Letting the blend stand for 10 minutes, we heated up the pectin and water to make a gel. The final step was to stir in the pectin to the berry mix and pour into containers! Et voila, blackberry jam!

Toast and biscuits taste so much better with a little homemade jam- especially since it came from my own two hands!

Don't mind the terrible hair, but you can see my stack of blackberry jam and the blackberries before they get mixed in with the pectin. Lip smackin' good!

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