Sunday, 7 December 2008
Where Are You Jam Makers?
I love Jam, I could eat Jam sandwiches morning, noon and night. I love strawberry, raspberry, apricot, pear, plum, cherry you name it. So it is with joy in my heart that I, yes little olde me is going to embark on making some. How hard can it be, some sugar some fruit.
Mmmmm well so I thought, pectin, jam sugar, wax discs, jam covers and lids, labels, skimming, processing in a boiling bath, setting ,three saucers in the freezer.
So you see not quite as easy as I thought, I dearly hope I have one or two brilliant jam makers who read and look on me as someone they would love to help get me on the road to making my jam.
I do kind of get the gist on how to make the jam, and would love to know:
Can I buy jam sugar from anywhere?
What precisely do I need to sterilise and for how long, we have no dishwasher?
Should I use wax discs if I am having twist lids?
What would be a nice easy fruit to use for a beginner?
Do you skim the foam?
Please help me get out of this jam :)