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to day i have made jam for the 1st time ever . the smell in my house is so nice and i carnt wait to have sum on my toast in the morning. just up the rd from my cottage we have sevral damson trees ,every 1 helps themselfs ,so i thort i wud to . found a great resipe on web. and had a go. its so easy. dont know why i not dun it before lol. have tasted it from the mixing spone like you do and its lovely. anyway this is the recipe.
4lb damsons
4lbs suger, normal.
1/4 pint of water
i put a cap full of lemon juice in mine ,but u dont have to as damsons are full of pectin.
boil damsons wth water(
and lemon if wanted)
sqish damson to get stones out. and pik out,( i put mine in a collinder and pushed it thro wth wooden spoon. ) you get a nice clear jam that way.
add suger and bring to boil ,they said 10 mins but i found u need a bit longer. you need to scuoop the scum off.
test 4 setting by droping a little on a plate and letting it cool. . sterilze ur jars. i did mine in micro. wth water in them.
put a metal spoon in the jar to stop jars breaking. poor jame in jars while hot and seal , let cool and away u go. hope you enjoy. its dead easy . mines great. pic to follow. u can freeze left over damsons. i googled the rescipe on web . theres loads of em. let me know how it go,s lol christina xx ;0))))

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You cheeky thing....helping youself to damsons like that...but well done you! I bet it tastes nice too. :))))

19 Aug, 2010

 

lol michalla just had sum on warm tiger loaf . and its lovely. not tooo sweet . and its set lol .thort it might not .......... but it has. proud of me self .;o)))

19 Aug, 2010

 

sounds yummy cristina, we use to go scrumping when young for apples , pears and damsons for our mums, all the kids in street, was a good day out in summer hols lol

19 Aug, 2010

 

lol we did toooooooo best days i think.;0)))))

19 Aug, 2010

 

was great days cristina, no trouble or violence then, safe to wonder,

19 Aug, 2010

 

so right hun , i worry so much bt my grandgirls , xps wens the flower show on at southport, i relly fancy going .

19 Aug, 2010

 

its on from tomoz till sunday, i wanted to go but carol(clarice) couldnt go cause of new kittens, so im not going now ;o( wish we lived closer i would go with you

19 Aug, 2010

 

well i am going to have a word wth other half cos we were gona go last year but never got round to it ,but i not working this weekend so will c . i will let you no x asap. ok

19 Aug, 2010

 

hope you get to go cristina, we have sister-in-laws wedding saturday, so baz wont go sunday after drinking at wedding, but i may see if we can go if he gets up early enough which i doubt ;o(( oh well always next year, do let me know if you go and do a blog plez ;o)) x nite cristina, im off to soak now then bed x

19 Aug, 2010

 

o wot shame u got wedding oh says we can go sat as he works at farm , on sun . but carnt c y we carnt go sun. after the farm lol so i will have anther word wth him x

19 Aug, 2010

 

dont worry as im not sure we can go cristina, so you go when hubby can take you and enjoy, x

19 Aug, 2010

 

have pm you hun ,we r going sunday .

19 Aug, 2010

 

sent you pm back cristina

19 Aug, 2010

 

ta hun thort u were of 4 a bath, an bed lol .me too nite x

19 Aug, 2010

 

I wondered who had taken all the damsons from my tree - now I know Cristina !
I should have come around when I could smell you cooking them ;-)

19 Aug, 2010

 

Mine are just starting to ripen and fall. Will be jamming at the weekend.........
We love damson jam. I always remove the stones as they make the jam bitter and thats why a lot of people don,t like it.

20 Aug, 2010

 

lol rich, it ,s very nice tooo thanks for them haha yum ,save you sum at the google party . ;0p thanks homebird, i sieved it thro a collinder ,made it nice and clear. smelles lovely

20 Aug, 2010

 

That's great, Christina! I'm going to have a go at making my own jam during this week, for 1st time just like you!

I've brought home loads of yellow plums from the allotment but there are only so many you can eat! I've frozen some, given some away & watched while others rot on the ground under the trees! :-( It seems such a shame to see fruit go to waste like that!

Like the apple tree our shed is under. Loads of apples have fallen off it & are rotting on the ground around the shed so I've started to pick up some of the biggest & least damaged to bring home. Only today I brought home 1.250kg. Trouble is that they are cookers & not dessert apples & Gerry says they are very late ripeners.

23 Aug, 2010

 

hi balconey ,am sure you will love it i only made 3 jars , but we used 1 allready and my frend wants 1 so only 1 left lol. need to get cracking and make more. its dead easy and much cheaper tan buing t.i got loads of plumes from the stables as well ,so gona do plum jam now . shame to waste friut ,i know hun. is there no 1 who can take it. !!!!!!!! ;0( hope ur jams as nice as mine ermmmm x

23 Aug, 2010

 

We made some jam a few weeks ago Cristina, my daughter picked the fruit from a nearby farm, we had to pay for it though. We made 2 lbs of blackcurrant and 2 lbs of blackberry. Our daughter was fed up of bending and picking the blackcurrants so she changed to picking the blackberries that is why we had both. They taste very nice though much better than what you buy in a shop, probably due to there being a higher percentage of fruit in it ;-)

23 Aug, 2010

 

lol richared, you are so right hun. my jam is lovely . not toooo sweet . oh loves it and my frend who wonts to pinch a jar. only made 3 jars, now wish i dun more lol. picked some plumes from the stables were i keep my horse and put in freezer 4 now.

23 Aug, 2010

 

I made some plum jam last week and it was the first time ever for me. we have a plum tree which had a very large yeild this year, we have given lots away and also eaten loads ourself, but there is only so much you can eat, so I made jam, It was like yours, lovely and tasty, so now I will use your recipe Cristina, buy some Damsons and Hey Ho and away I go. No free damsons here,so I might move by you.

23 Aug, 2010

 

your wellcome hun hope ur jam is nice too. u cud plant a damson tree lol . i think that snow had something to do wth the high yeilds dont you. every 1 saying the same .i need more jars lol. do you think u can use tupperware .

23 Aug, 2010

 

I did make some plum jam the other day but I used too much water! After leaving it for a day I put it back in the saucepan & heated it up for the best part of an hour to evaporate the water. I seem to have done it well because now the jam is a lot firmer. I must get round to trying out my cooking now!

25 Aug, 2010

 

you cud have put a cap of lemon juice in it which helps it set as well. is it nice, mines lovely def b doing it again . Wot are you cooking , lol dont you eat ur own food lol ;0p

25 Aug, 2010

 

Doesn't your horse get a bit cold Cristina, keeping him in the freezer ...........lol ;-)

26 Aug, 2010

 

lol rich had to read wot i put there hun lol. the plubs are in the freezer ,durrrr . ha ha they ar from our stables . and he is a she . her name is sunshine .... lol ;0)))) so funny. errrm wonder if it wud stop her ageing !!!! ;0p

26 Aug, 2010

 

It didn't need any more help to set - it's now like toffee! I've had a couple of sandwiches & the jam was very nice!

26 Aug, 2010

 

lol u made me laf , ;0))) as long as you can eat it haha x

26 Aug, 2010

 

Sounds tasty Balcony home made toffee is very good for you ;-)

27 Aug, 2010

 

lol richard xx

27 Aug, 2010

 

The jar is going down much faster than I thought it would & I'm the only one eating it! I have make a few sandwiches & had it on toast a couple of times but being so thick it's very difficult to spread out! It goes on thicker than I would normally like.

27 Aug, 2010

 

omg balcony i am crying wth lafter hun lol lol lol you are so funny !!!!!!!!!! wot bt a blow torch lol might melt it a bit haha

27 Aug, 2010

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