Thursday, 23 August 2012

Easy Peasy Peach Preservative

Earlier this evening, I was reading an article about how Princess Kate enjoys spending her free time making jam (amongst other hobbies). As a Brit, I thought it would be a good idea to embrace our love of jam, or as the American's call it - jelly.

I've never made jam before but decided to experiment with some peaches that were on the verge of being binned. I have to admit, my first attempt turned out a little too sweet and sickly. Adding a bit of water and changing the proportions put an end to that.

It's a really simple recipe and takes no more than 40 minutes to make.

Here is how I did it:


300g of peaches (peeled and diced)
150g of granulated sugar
200ml of water
Juice of 1 lemon

Cooking Accessories:

A saucepan
A wooden spoon
A chopping board
A kitchen knife
Measuring scales
A jar/ storage container

Peel and dice the peaches

Pop in the saucepan and stir on a low heat for 5 minutes

Add the sugar to the saucepan and stir continuously for 5 minutes

Increase the heat and bring the mixture to boil - stirring continuously

Keep stirring until the sugar has dissolved into a syrup

Stir in the boiled water until the syrup has formed a paste

Add the lemon juice

Continue stirring until the mixture has a jam consistency

Remove from heat and leave to cool

Once cooled, pour into a pretty jar or in my case, a storage container, to preserve your pretty peach preservative!

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