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How do I make blackcurrant and/or raspberry jams?

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FrazzledFairyFay Fri 18-Jul-08 22:23:10

We are going fruit picking tomorrow and I'd like to make my own raspberry and blackcurrant jams - is it very hard? Do i need any special equipment, other than a very large saucepan?

VeniVidiVickiQV Fri 18-Jul-08 22:24:05

recipe here

VeniVidiVickiQV Fri 18-Jul-08 22:25:20

You need a HUGE saucepan, a wooden spoon and a saucer.

Then you need sterile jars/pots to put it in.

Very easy otherwise. Although a bit scary when its boiling smile

FrazzledFairyFay Fri 18-Jul-08 22:25:24

Thanks grin

FrazzledFairyFay Fri 18-Jul-08 22:26:49

I have a collection of washed jam jars and a huge Le Creuset pan. I will give it a go.

Am I right in thinking I can sterilise the jam jars by putting them through the dishwasher and then in a low oven for a while just before I fill them?

VeniVidiVickiQV Fri 18-Jul-08 22:52:46

Yes - absolutely smile

OverMyDeadBody Fri 18-Jul-08 22:53:48

it's not hard and yes, you can sterilise the jars that way!

Good luck and have fun!grin

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