Saturday, February 5, 2011

Snowline Blackberry Jam with Tiandi Grove lemons

Snowline fruits are located in Stanley NE Victoria.
Tiandi Grove are located at Allans Flat NE Victoria

Blackberry Jam

Ingredients:

  • 1 kilo fresh blackberries
  • 2 lemons, one lemon zested & juice of both lemons.
  • 50 ml Water
  • 1 kilo caster sugar
  • 2 vanilla beans, scrape out seeds (keep the pods to make more vanilla sugar), optional.

Method:

  • Place the blackberries, lemon juice, lemon zest & water in a heavy base pan.
  • Bring to boil then reduce heat to a simmer.
  • Simmer for 15 min or until fruit is soft.
  • Add Caster sugar & vanilla bean bring back up to boil & cook, stirring until jam reaches setting point.
  • (I use a sugar thermometer & once the jam reaches 104 - 105 degrees Celsius the jam is ready)
  • Make sure you stir your jam regularly or it can catch & burn.
  • While the jam is cooking sterilize 4-5 medium jars & their lids.
  • I wash the jars & lids. Place the jars in a cold oven & turn the temperature to 150 degrees celsius & heat them for about 15 -20 minutes.
  • Place the lids in a saucepan & boil for 20 minutes also.
  • Once the jam is ready ladle the hot jam into the warm jars, if you have a large funnel this is really handy to prevent spills.
  • Seal with the lids
Give as gifts to someone special, spread on your favourite toast or use in your baking. Enjoy!







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