Any time fruit or berries are in season is a good time to try some of these recipes for homemade jam, marmalade or lemon butter!
Perfect strawberry jam recipe for beginners that doesn’t use pectin, yet still produces a soft, spreadable and delicious jam.
More so a marmalade, as you have those lovely, sticky rind pieces that fold themselves across your hot buttered toast. It takes time to slice the cumquats as they're small, ensure you have a few spare hours! You don't want the seeds in the jam, so using a food processor is a no-no. The extra seeds will be used to help set the jam, in a separate bag.
This is my mother's recipe. I hadn't eaten a jam drop in so long, so it was fun to make them on the weekend.
These are so easy to make when you use a bread machine. If you don't have a bread machine, see directions. You can use any flavour of jam - raspberry, strawberry, blackcurrant or even lemon curd. Serve them plain, sugar-coated or iced.
Besides eating on toast or croissants - try serving this fantastic jam with a cheese platter, or serve it warm with ice cream.