Saturday, 13 August 2016

Blackberry Jam

It always surprises me when I see blackberries ripe in August but there were lots close to home when we got back so after picking the blueberries in the garden and using them to make muffins, we went off to pick blackberries. There were so many we easily filled a bowl and will after go back as the sun is shining and I'm sure more will ripen quickly.

We picked more than 2 lbs and I used them to make this simple jam.

Blackberry Jam

1kg berries
1kg sugar
2 tbsps lemon juice

Slowly warm the berries and sugar until all the sugar is dissolved then bring to a rolling boil and boil for 20 minutes until setting point is reached. Leave to cool for 5 minutes to re-distribute the berries then pot into sterilised jars.

Yum Yum !

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