My recipes aren’t the healthiest are they…
Jam is actually really easy to make and doesn’t require any fancy equipment (unless you want it to). This recipe makes four small jars (the ones in the picture) or two larger jars. I make this jam to eat right away so don’t use any canning techniques or equipment – if you wanted to use this recipe for long term food storage you would need to. This isn’t the sweetest jam and as such is really good with a whole variety of food. I like it best on a buttered scone.
800g (approx) blueberries
500g (approx) caster sugar
juice of half a lemon.
(These mesurments are aproximate as I don;t ussually weigh them, I prefer to go off sight, so if you are a little over or under it won’t make much difference.)
Add the sugar and water into a pan over a medium-low heat. Stir until the sugar is just starting to dissolve.
Add all the blueberries to the sugar and continue to cook over a medium heat until the jam starts to boil, stirring all the time. Allow to boil for about 5mins, making sure you don’t stop stirring (if you do the jam at the bottom may burn).
After 5 minutes reduce the heat and continue to simmer (still stirring…) for about 15 mins. The easiest way to check if jam is done is to put a drop of it onto a clean plate and wait 30 seconds for it to cool. Then push it with your fingernail. If the Jam is done, it will have formed a skin which will wrinkle, if no skin has formed keep simmering!
When the jam is cooled pour it into your desired containers and enjoy!