Making your own jams and preserves is both enjoyable and deliciously rewarding! Find lots of straightforward recipes that show you how to bottle your own fruit preserves, chutneys, pickles, relish and ketchups.
I needed something to go with my cheese and crackers, so i decided to use up my veg !!
I picked 4kg of blackberries the other day from the Walthamstow marshes in London (so much more than back in the country!) and made two batches of jam with 2kg (with and without apples, and froze the rest) this was the best. It has a bit of a Christmasy taste because of the cinnamon and nutmeg. Here's my recipe - finite measurements are for squares :-)
When your allotment overflows with courgettes or marrows like mine does, this is a brilliant chutney to make. Everyone I've ever served it to loves it.
For those of you with a serious glut of chillis try this wicked chilli... This'll keep for at least 12 months and just keeps getting hotter!
This is by far the easiest recipe I have found for strawberry jam without using pectin. The jam is soft, spreadable and delicious. I recommend using organic strawberries.
Wonderfully tart, classic lemon curd.
We live in Saudi Arabia in a close-knit community full of different cultures, and our neighbours from Pakistan have become like our extended family away from home. Kokub, one of our neighbours, makes the most amazing mango chutney. A few years ago she invited me to help her. Of course, she doesn't use a recipe, so the NEXT time I went over with my scale so I could recreate her magic on my own. What an incredible experience!
This recipe was created by me as an experiment to re-create a yummy chutney I had sampled elsewhere . . . but I ended up making something far tastier! The apples combined with sugar and balsamic vinegar give a great taste, which works perfectly as an accompaniment to cheese, particularly Cheddar. Add this sauce to a cheese sandwich and be prepared to melt with satisfaction! This recipe uses estimated measurements as I always cook by taste and consistency, so feel free to add your own tweaks!
Jam making is something I learnt from my gran, and though we used loads of different fruits, this apricot jam has got to be my favourite.
If you love onion chutney and apple chutney, you'll love this combination! Another one of my favourite chutneys, which is excellent on sandwiches or with roast meats.