Apricot Wine Jam

Easy, , Serves 8 Jars

This is a lovely twist on the traditional apricot jam. If you do not want to use wine substitute for water. The alcohol cooks out and leave a great flavour

  • 5 Cups Chopped Apricots pits discarded
  • 2 + 3/4 Cups Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Riesling
  • 5 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  1. 1 Place the apricots, sugar, wine, and lemon juice in a large, thick-bottomed, stainless steel pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Place a couple small plates in the freezer, these will be used to test the jam later.
  2. The mixture will boil and rise in volume. Skim off the pale yellow foam that forms at the top and discard. The boil will subside to larger bubbles, but still bubble vigorously. Be sure to begin gently stirring the jam frequently to prevent it from sticking to the bottom.
  3. After about 25 minutes begin testing the jam by placing a small amount on a cold plate. Allow 30 seconds to pass and then run your finger through it to see what the cooled consistency will be. Boil for a few minutes longer if desired for a thicker jam.
  4. Ladle into hot, sterilized canning jars and seal leaving 1/4 inch of head space. Before applying the lids, sterilize the lids by placing them in a bowl and pouring boiling water over them. Wipe the rims of the jars clean before applying the lids.

Traditional Fruit Scones with Jam & Cream

Fruit Scone with Jam and Cream

This delectable, but simple Scone recipe is best eaten with your favourite jam and a dollop of whipped cream, and served on the best china. Enjoy your scones as part of a high tea or on their own for a Devonshire tea. Making hot, fluffy scones is super simple and quick, and is an effortless way to impress Mum or Mum-in-law! This recipe can be made with or without added fruit.
Continue reading “Traditional Fruit Scones with Jam & Cream”

Preserving: Any Berry Jam Recipe

Any Berry Jam

Any Berry Jam

The Any Berry Jam Recipe is perfect for those times when you find yourself with an overload of excess berries and not enough time or people to consume them! Instead of letting all this delicious fruit go to waste, preserve them in a delicious jam recipe that tastes great with cheeses, on bread and even in cakes. Home made jam preserves make fantastic gifts too – thoughtful and delicious!
Continue reading “Preserving: Any Berry Jam Recipe”