One nice thing about all this hot hot hot weather - the blackberries are coming along nicely. My picking rate has increased to 2kg / hour as more and more berries ripen.
The love affair with blackberry jam continues. Call them a weed. Love 'em or hate em. But I LOVE 'em. Today I made almost 2 liters of jam using a new recipe. Easy peasy not too sweet chunky cooked in a few minutes and processed in the vacola.
24 grams citrus pectin**
800 gm sugar*
Wash and sort blackberries.
Place in large saucepan. Mush up a little with wooden spoon.
Bring quickly to boil.
Add sugar, bring to boil again and hard boil for 1 minute while stiring
Pour into clean jars
Seal and process in vacola. ( I process EVERYTHING in the vacola for one hour starting with cold water)
But I am out of jam jars and there are still so many more blackberries out there.......
*basically half the weight of whatever fruit you have.
**Pectin quantities as per instructions on packet (in this case, 8gm for every 500 gm fruit)