Jam Making with Home Grown Produce

Me and my jam (oh, and my sister!)

Me and my jam (oh, and my sister!)

Over the last few months I have been collecting raspberries and freezing them so I can make jam.  To make the jam I simply boiled the raspberries with a little bit of water.  Then I added sugar and pectin to help the jam set.  After about half an hour of the mixture bubbling away I tested it using the finger test method – I put a teaspoon of jam onto a cold plate, let it cool and  then pushed it with my finger.  Once it wrinkled up with a skin, we knew it was ready.  I kept testing until I obtained the wrinkling.  I transferred it into our jam jar and let it cool.

After it was cooled we had some on prairie bread and home made butter.  It was so good!