Friday, February 6, 2009

Jane's Blackberry and Apple Jam

I absolutely adore homemade gifts, especially when they're edible. I had a lovely surprise this Christmas when my fabulous friend Jane, from England, sent a jar of her homemade Blackberry and Apple Jam.It is absolutely sublime. The berries really retained their shape and it takes me back to summer time in England, picking wild blackberries when out for a walk.

I was so impressed that she made jam for the first time, and was so happy that I was able to have some - even if it was from 4,000 miles away.

5 comments:

Jane King said...

Aw thanks for posting about my jam! its mad to think of you eating it all those miles away!! it was easy to make - or beginners luck. deffo making more next year as it was popular. i have one jar left and am looking for the perfect recipie to use it on. or maye i should just eat it on toast and scones :)

Amy Jemima said...

That is a tough one! Once you narrow down the perfect recipe, there is always the risk that it would go wrong (my case with baking that is) and then there went the last jar of jam. Can't go wrong with scones and clotted cream! Unless you found a recipe that only called for half, then it is best of both worlds. Ooh, Victoria Sponge would be LOVELY!!!

Amy Jemima said...

... and thanks again for the jam. I've really emjoyed it all the way over here! :-) x

JoyBugaloo said...

Hi, Amy. My name is Gina, and I saw a post that you made on The Little Red Bike Cafe's blog asking for their blackberry Earl Grey jam recipe. I don't know if they'll give it up as they sell their jam, but I was inspired to make my own version which turned out GREAT! I posted about it on my blog if you're interested.

http://lindseysluscious.blogspot.com/2009/03/my-name-is-earl-summery-jam-for-those.html

Amy J said...

Hi Gina, that recipe looks divine! Thanks for sharing. Have you made it yet? Am going to check out your blog!