Friday, July 13, 2012
Foodie Friday: Blackberry Jam
Our blackberry bushes produced a ton of berries this year. It was great! We snacked on some. Froze some. But mostly, made jam. Yummy delicious blackberry jam. Mmm.
We started by heating the berries a little on the stove. Then put them through a food mill to separate the juice from the seeds. That's the only thing about the thornless berries we have, they have larger seeds. So it was important to get the seeds out.
After the THIRD attempt to make jam, it finally set. When the recipe says that you don't need to add pectin, don't believe them! Add pectin!
Doesn't this toast look delicious? It's still a bit thinner than I like my jam to be, but still downright tasty. Oh, and it makes really good peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. Mmm.