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Sep 30, 2011 - Autumn, Jam, September    3 Comments

Apple Jam with Cinnamon – Winter Can Come!

I love making jams, as it’s the perfect way to preserve the summer and cheer me up when I’m fed up with short and dark winter days. Especially the apple-cinnamon combination is one of my favourites as it reminds me of cosy winter evenings, all snuggled up at home with one of my mum’s delicious apple strudels. Opening an apple jam jar, spreading some butter over freshly toasted bread and adding a big dollop of apple jam on top, is a quick fix for my sweet tooth as well as comfort.

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Aug 17, 2011 - August, Autumn, Jam    5 Comments

Yum, Yum, Damson Plum Jam

After speaking to a friend who also harvested his damson tree last weekend, I decided to hurry up with my plum recipes as 2011 looks set to be the year of the damson and I had to share this delicious damson plum jam.

Normally ready from late August and throughout September, my little buddies are in a hurry to be preserved and so am I. The fastest and most lasting solution is to turn these little gems into jam.  At first I was struck with pure horror of how to de-stone my mountain of plums. When making the plum pudding cake, I discovered my batch wasn’t going to give up their stones without a fight (they were very soft). Thinking back of my time in Munich, I remembered my mum’s secret weapon: the “Zwetschgenentsteiner”, a handy de-stoner which simultaneously semi-quarters plums.

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