every year i buy my grandad food. usually some sort jam or chutney. so this year i thought i'd try something a little different and make my own jam! i was especially excited about this as it was a goal i had wanted to complete for my '101 things in 1001 days' list.
the jam is super yummy and is a perfect gift for someone at any time of year. and its alot easier to make than you might think....
8 red peppers
a finger sized lump of fresh root ginger
8 garlic cloves
400g canned chopped tomatoes
750g golden caster sugar
250ml red wine vinegar
1. de-seed and roughly chop the peppers. then chop up the chillies this time leaving the seeds. peel both the garlic and ginger, then roughly chop the ginger. place all together in a food processor. wizz them until they are all very finely chopped.
2. place the mixture and all remaining ingredients into a large pan and bring it to the boil. then reduce the heat simmer, gently stirring as you go, do this for around an houruntil the mixture has a thick consistancy and looks a little like bubbling lava.
|my lovely friend adam being all domesticated|
3. cool slightly and transfer to sterilised jars (i used 3 1/2 litre ones), now leave it to cool completely.
4. your jam is now ready to be eaten or given as a present. it will keep for 3 months in a cool, dark cupboard but once opened be sure to store it in a fridge.
have you ever made jam? what are you giving for xmas presents this year?
*this recipe was adapted from the orginal found here*