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I have never made either, too much like hard work. However, prior to moving we used to have a plum tree so used to give them to a friend who like to make jam, guaranteed a couple of Jars at Christmas time.

So was surprised to read that a nine-year-old scoops world marmalade title, didn't know there was such a thing, there were 3000 enteries ! & the best thing is that her recipe is now being reproduced in Fortum & Masons ๐Ÿ™‚

beccatavender
a month ago
What do you think of this?
tara73ziva
tara73zivaa month ago

I love jam and marmalade but I have only made blackberry jam once as I am to lazy to do it, but my friend makes lovely jam in all flavours from fruit they have grown and it always tastes better when some one else makes it

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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a month ago

I agree about the taste, but it is very time consuming and as we only eat about 3-4 jars a year it's not worth the effort ๐Ÿ™‚

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tara73ziva
tara73zivaa month ago

beccatavender I have just been given pineapple and rhubarb this morning from my friend and it tastes lovely I have had a few of this flavour Image

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Mick82
Mick82a month ago

Love a bit of homemade rhubarb jam not very good at making it but still try

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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a month ago

I love the taste of rhubarb but I don't think I've ever seen a jam. I will have to look out for it as it sounds yummy๐Ÿ™‚

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Leannexxx
Leannexxxa month ago

I do like blackcurrant jam but I never finish the jar end up passing it to my dad now I'm trying lime marmalade is very nice

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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a month ago

I used to love lime marmalade, I haven't had it for years and lemon curd. I've cut down on my ๐Ÿž consumption. I will add it to my shopping list ๐Ÿ™‚

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Grannyclock
Grannyclocka month ago

I make lots of blackberry jam every year as we have access to unlimited blackberries. I also make marmalade if I can get reduced price Seville oranges. They last ages as we only generally have them on toast for breakfast.

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beccatavender
beccatavender
Original Poster
a month ago

I bet they make great Christmas presents, my friend makes her jars really pretty and it's a special gift, that she made it herself.

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOEa month ago

I've made jams, marmalades and chutneys and wines when we had fruit growing in our last garden but now not doing any .... buying Lidl's jams and Tesco's cheapo marmalade as we like both.

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beccatavender
beccatavender
Original Poster
a month ago

I think my friend has also stopped making jam, since me moved as we used to provide her with the plums ๐Ÿ™‚

Don't know for certain as we having seen her since lockdown.

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOEa month ago

beccatavender I used to enjoy it but don't know where I found the time or the space!!!! I miss my fruit tho.

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wibblewobble
wibblewobblea month ago

LEMONCURD โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

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angelik
angelika month ago

I've never made jam or Marmalade, I don't eat either that often these days so I don't think it would be worth the effort to make it myself.

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sunny101
sunny101a month ago

There's nothing better than home made marmalade. I made it when there was a glut of cheap oranges in the shops but it would normally be an expensive/time consuming process and then there's the storage of all the jars. ๐Ÿ™„ Not everyone likes marmalade so it took some time to get through. I think it's something everyone should try, at leas,t once.

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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a month ago

I think it's having all the equipment, making sure you sterilize the jars ...

I m not a fan of marmalade myself but I buy my husband one flavoured with whisky which he seems to enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

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sunny101
sunny101a month ago

beccatavender I completely agree about the equipment and the hygiene, it's what makes it a real mission but it tastes nothing like the average jar. I buy my OH chilli jam - I love chilli and I love jam but not together. ๐Ÿ˜„

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hspexy
hspexya month ago

No, never. Although when I pick a lot of fresh blackberries itโ€™s probably easier to make jam than eat them all quickly before they go off

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snoogans888
snoogans888a month ago

Iโ€™ve made jam from home grown raspberries. Iโ€™ve also mixed in some frozen blueberries which is a nice combo. Thatโ€™s the great thing about making your own, you can invent some unusual flavours! Iโ€™ve also made grape jam from a bunch that was heading for the bin.

You donโ€™t have to have special equipment, I only have a large pot and spatula. The most important piece of kit youโ€™d need I think is a thermometer to get it to the right temperature.

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lilminxymoo
lilminxymooa month ago

Homemade jam is the best, I make wild bramble jam and rhubarb jam when the fruit is in season.

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