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Gooseberry Jam requires only three ingredients, Gooseberries, sugar and water, its easy to make and tastes delicious! Serve on toast, pancakes, scones, its particularly good in my Jam drop biscuits. Its very adaptable, I look forward to Gooseberry season every year.
There is something very homely about making your own Jam, I find it a very comforting process, armed with my wooden spoon and apron, a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! You can really taste the difference between shop bought and homemade, there is a richness to homemade Jam, that is somehow absent in the mass produced. There is so little effort or skill required, its such an easy cook. I love watching it bubble! And the smell? Incredible!
Give it a try and let me know how you got on in the comments, or tag me on Instagram, I would love to see your creations.
450 g Gooseberries (top & tailed)
450g of Granulated sugar
5 tbsp of water
Place a small plate in the freezer ( this is to test the jam later)
Place the Gooseberries & water in a large saucepan, place on a medium heat, simmer until tender.
Add the sugar, stir to dissolve. Boil for 15-20 minutes until set. To test the jam, retrieve the plate from the freezer spoon some jam on it, then push the jam with your finger…if it wrinkles it's ready
While the jam is cooking
Place 2 jam jars & lids in a pan of water, bring the water to the boil. Allow to boil for 10 minutes to sterilise. Carefully take the jars out of the pan.
While the Jam & Jars are still hot spoon the jam into the Jars. Place a wax disc on top of the jar, tighten the lid on top, this will seal the jars ( see video