- 3 x 280g jars
- 750g raspberries (hulled)
- 450g white cane sugar
- 1 vanilla pod (half the pod and scrape out the black seeds)
- 1 tbsp of fresh squeezed lemon juice
Clippy used to love raspberry ripple ice-cream as a child and has made this into a delightful summer jam, adding the vanilla for a deliciously ripple twist
- Place the jam jars in a pre-heated oven (130 degrees C) for 15 minutes to sterilise
- Make sure you have weighed all your ingredients & your equipment and utensils are ready
- Put half the raspberries into the pan and crush them gently, then add the remaining raspberries along with the sugar, lemon juice and vanilla seeds
- Stir this glorious mixture over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved, then bring to a rolling boil and cook for 5 minutes. I love raspberry jam to be soft set as I love to dollop spoons of raspberry ripple jam on my scones & clotted cream
- Test the set by using the plate test – place a small drop on a cold plate and leave for 1 minute, gently push to see if you get a wrinkle – if so, it’s ready. You can also use the flake test – dip the spoon into the jam and then hold it over the pan and twirl around 3 times, let the jam drop from the spoon, if it drops together the flake test is complete. If you want a firmer set, pop the pan back on the heat for a further 2-3 minutes and repeat the tests
- Once setting point is reached, remove any scum. Cool the jam for 5 minutes, this will ensure that the raspberry seeds do not float to the top of the jam jar when it is poured into the sterilised jars
18-23 June 2012 is JamJamboree, the brainchild of Clippy McKenna, master preserver and founder of Clippy’s, the innovative Cheshire based food & drink brand.
Her mission is to persuade consumers to push aside cheap sugary jams and demand the higher quality, fragrant and fruity jams; to demonstrate the diverse applications of jam; to establish an annual, national event, celebrating the rich history of ‘jam’ and the important role it plays in our culture; and to make jam cool again! Find out more at www.jamjamboree.org.