Six Word Saturday:
Long term readers may remember my first attempt at making jam a couple of years ago, it turned out completely solid and un-worthy of eating to much disappointment of myself and my other half.
Now that we are back in Australia and within spitting distance of our country orchard, jamming fruit is a little easier (and cheaper) to come by. I have to admit that my first attempt at making marmalade a couple of months ago was a complete disaster – overcooked and toffee like again, I was tempted to turn it into truffles but didn’t have time with Christmas and whatnot. I now understand more about cooking jam, setting points, the role of pectin and this latest batch has actually converted me from a marmalade hater to being at least willing to sample it.
Although it is made from different fruit, I followed the directions of this recipe from the River Cottage handbook exactly and it turned out great. I have to say though, that next time I will use larger fruit that aren’t so fiddly!
Happy Saturday everyone!