Spiced Plum Jam

Plums are in abundance at the moment and they make amazing jam. Personally I’m not keen on the skin in my jam so I make a jelly rather than jam.

Jam making is all about proportions, this is the quantities I used today.

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Blackberry Syrup

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With Blackberries in abundance at the moment, it is all system go to pick them and use them before they disappear for another year.

Personally I don’t think you can beat the flavour of wild Blackberries, cultivated ones, to me, taste a bit too sharp.

I started making Blackberry Syrup a few years ago, I use it as I would any other syrup, in a steam sponge pudding, as a topping for ice cream or yogurt, and in baking in general.

Here is my recipe, it is very similar to jam making, except it isn’t set like jam. Continue reading “Blackberry Syrup”