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December 31, 2009

Jammy

Filed under: Jam, pickle, preserve, recipes — Tags: , , , — spottedblacksheep @ 5:04 pm

I’ve just made my first ever batch of jam!

Santa claus was kind enough to bring me the River Cottage Everyday book, which is where I found the recipe.

The recipe is called “fridge jam” and is not quite a jam and not quite a fruit sauce with the advantage of being really quick to do.

I used a packed of frozen raspberries that were getting lonely in the bottom of the freezer to make a part-quantity to try it out.

The recipe really was quick and very hassle free and I’m pleased with the result so far!

There are two half filled jars of jam cooling on the worktop, crying out for fresh pancakes to be spread on!!

Now, to wait for the autumn and make a whole batch of real jam from forraged berries!!

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December 6, 2009

Cracking!

Filed under: baking, recipes — Tags: — spottedblacksheep @ 7:24 pm

Got a burst of motivation this afternoon so made a batch of porridge cookies.  They’re actually my variation of a recipe I found on the Womens Institute page which we have dubbed “porridge cookies”.  They taste great!

Here is the original recipe:

http://www.thewi.org.uk/viewNews.aspx?id=10767

I also made crackers, something I’ve never thought about making before, but saw this recipe on Dave and Andy Hamilton’s site www.selfsufficientish.com

And! I made a batch of mince pies, cheated a bit by using ready made pastry and a jar of mincemeat.  On the look out for a good recipie to make my own filling now.

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