I'm planning on doing hampers for a few people this Christmas, with home-made Christmas cake, fudge and chutney...I usually make Nigella's Christmas chutney which I love, but I've made it as presents before, so thought I might do something different this year.
So if you'd like to share your favourite chutney recipes with me, I'd be very grateful .
This chutney is nice for Christmas, although I'll admit beetroot is an acquired taste for some. Spiced beetroot & orange chutney Cooking time Prep:20 mins, Cook:1 hr, Makes roughly 2kg
Ingredients 1½ kg raw beetroot, trimmed, peeled and diced (wear gloves!) 3 onions, chopped 3 eating apples, peeled and grated zest and juice 3 oranges 2 tbsp white or yellow mustard seeds 1 tbsp coriander seed 1 tbsp ground cloves 1 tbsp ground cinnamon 700ml red wine vinegar 700g golden granulated sugar
Method 1.In a preserving pan or your largest saucepan, mix together all the ingredients well. Bring to a gentle simmer, then cook for 1 hr, stirring occasionally, until the chutney is thick and the beetroot tender. 2.While the chutney is cooking, prepare your jars by running through a short hot wash in your dishwasher. Or wash thoroughly by hand, then put in a hot oven to sterilise for 10-15 mins. Once the chutney is ready, let it settle for 10 mins, then carefully spoon into the jars and seal while still hot. You can eat it straight away but it will be even better after a month. Will keep for up to 6 months in a cool dark place. Once opened, refrigerate and eat within 2 months.
Tk, I hope you don't mind me gatecrashing but I was just coming on to ask about chutney recipies and to ask if the ikea kilner type jars are any good and if they are not which ones do people reccomend thanks