Hmmmm, this post was meant to come after this one – nevermind.
Whilst in Deal recently we went fruit picking and whilst we initially thought there were slim pickings we did manage to get enough redcurrants to make a few jars of redcurrant jelly and enough raspberries to make a good number of jars of raspberry jam with extra left over just for eating.
We also got gooseberries but those were destined for the freezer. I cannot tell a lie though, when I talk about we here in terms of the jelly and jam making I really mean my mother and father-in-law. I didn’t do all that much to help, washed jars;
poked fruit around a bit, added my twopence worth when we had a problem with the sugar – you get the idea.
Here’s the sugar warming on the hob!
And here’s the resultant caramelised sugar – YUM
Redcurrant juice dripping through cheesecloth
Raspberries all ready to be boiled down
Filling the jars
Summer in a jar