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2steps



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 07 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

tahir wrote:
Elderflower and gooseberry?


I made elderflower and strawberry last year which was very nice

BelindaC



Joined: 09 Feb 2007
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Location: Hertfordshire
PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 07 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Gooseberry for sure, and it's a good 'filler' to use along with whatever other fruits you've got by then. Redcurrant might be ready too. I made Redcurrant and Gooseberry Jelly which is yummy.

glenwine



Joined: 09 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 07 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Hedegehogpie- do you have a recipe for 0nion marmalade as a preserve. I am definitely interested if you do as I have only found recipes that are not suitable for bottling.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 07 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

pickled fish

hedgehogpie



Joined: 02 May 2006
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Location: Kent
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 07 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I'll see what I can find for you, but with something in the region of 20 or more preserving books to look through it may take a little time......

Bear with me.

lottie



Joined: 11 Aug 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 07 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

If you are having to buy fruit overipe bananas are often sold off cheaply and they make an unusual jam that kids like.

cab



Joined: 01 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 07 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Keep your eye open for when apricots glut, then they're dirt cheap and can be used for the finest jam known to man; apricot and elderflower.

But yeah, all sorts are available by july; first of the currants, gooseberry, rhubarb, cherry, etc. Take your pick.

hedgehogpie



Joined: 02 May 2006
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Location: Kent
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 07 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Just a little something to keep you amused while I trawl my books: https://www.nikibone.com/recipe/marmalade.html

Mmmm........

Madge



Joined: 15 Jan 2007
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Location: Rugby, Warks
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 07 5:14 pm    Post subject: Banana jam? Reply with quote
    

How's that made then?

hedgehogpie



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 07 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Onion Marmalade

1.25kg onions sliced into thin rings
3 tbsp salt
1kg preserving or granulated sugar
500ml vinegar
1 tsp cloves tied in a piece of muslin
2 tsp caraway seeds

Sprinkle the onion slices with the salt. Mix well and leave to stand for 1 hour. Rinse and dry.

Put the sugar, vinegar and muslin bag in the preserving pan. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 minutes. add the onions & caraway seeds. Return to the boil. skim, reduce the heat to minimum and cook for 2 to 2 and a half hours or until the syrup is thick and the onion translucent and golden brown.

Remove the pan from the heat and leave the onion to settle for a few minutes. Ladle the mixture into hot sterilised jars and then seal.

The marmalade is ready to eat immediately, but improves with keeping. Shelf life is 2 years.

This recipe is from Oded Schwartz's book "Preserving"
ISBN 0 7513 03452 (one of the best preserving books I own - it's brilliant & very inspiring)

He describes this onion marmalade as exceptionally good, with a sharp refreshing flavour (not at all 'oniony') and a rich colour. You can also add a little dried mint to it. It goes well with mutton or game (or a good strong cheese!).

MrsWW



Joined: 06 Jun 2006
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Location: West Sussex
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 07 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Hedge, Is that Oded Schwarz book in print again? I tried looking a few years ago but was told it was out of print and I couldn't find a copy anywhere!

hedgehogpie



Joined: 02 May 2006
Posts: 684
Location: Kent
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 07 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Naaahhh. I had to fight tooth and nail on Ebay for this one.

(But I won! By G*d I won!!! )

One of those books you grab with both hands and run away with should you ever see it. Damned good. In fact, so good I don't understand why DK don't run it again. Maybe we ought to start a campaign.

lottie



Joined: 11 Aug 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 07 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Picked one up last year in brand new condition at car boot---smashing book---didn't realise they were hard to get till I read mrs w.w.----just looked it up on Amazon----they want 36 quid for one!!!

Madge



Joined: 15 Jan 2007
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Location: Rugby, Warks
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 07 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I'm with you Hedgehog - where's the petition?!!

lottie



Joined: 11 Aug 2005
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Location: ceredigion
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 07 2:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Banana jam? Reply with quote
    

Madge wrote:
How's that made then?


Sorry Madge --spent ages looking for the recipe---ripped out of a my weekly at the dentists at least 30 yrs ago and kept inside one of my cookery books since---I haven't made it for a couple of years---now the kids are grown up I tend to use "bargain buy" overipe bananas for winemaking. Can't find it so either one of my daughters has "liberated" the book it was in or I've already taken it to Wales---here are a couple from the internet and there are lots more.
banana jam
1kg peeled and chopped banana
5tbs lemon juice
750 grm sugar
put bananas abnd juice in pan bring to boil then simmer till bananas are soft add sugar stir till dissolved bring to boil remove any scum cook till setting point reached

the above is similar to the one i remember doing except i used to add some cinnamon and used jam sugar with pectin so it only needed boiling for 4 mins---what I spent extra on the sugar i made on the extra yield.
banana and pineapple jam
1kg bananas peeled ---mash half ----thinly slice the rest
7 oz pineapple juice
juice 2 lemons
1kg sugar with pectin
put bananas in pan stir in lemon and pineapple juice add sugar heat stirring till dissolved boil 4 mins then pot
there are tons more on the net----if i track down my recipe i'll post it lottie

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