Monday, 5 September 2011

Damsons Make the Best Jam

I acquired a whole lot of damsons this week and I knew exactly what I was going to do with them, make Jam!

I had watched Mam make jam from the frequent gluts of blackcurrants and raspberries our garden produced, but I have never had a go myself. It was pretty straightforward really, just 3 ingredients: 1.5 kg of Damsons, 1.5 kg sugar, (just the ordinary kind) and 500 ml of water. Boil up the damsons and water for 30 mins, then add the sugar boil furiously. Check every 10 mins for setting point. I did remember my Mother's method of popping a saucer in the freezer then take it out place a blob of jam on it, if it wrinkles when you give it a push with your finger, you know the jam has reached setting point.

The jam passed the taste test, yummy straight off the spoon and equally yumtious on hot buttered toast.


Mrs. Dad said...

What is a damson

MJcee said...

A damson is a kind of plum, smaller and mostly reserved for jam making. Although I am having a go at a chutney recipe.