Handmade red currant jam

The other day I made jam out of garden-grown red currants (Ribiseln)♥

It was surprisingly simple (but still a lot of work, especially taking off all the twigs. But I did it in front of the TV :D)

Just pluck them, wash them, take off all the twigs and sort out the bad ones, mix them with the preserving sugar (jam sugar). Bring it to a boil while stirring occasionally, then put it throught the strainer/food mill, cook it again for 6-9 min. et voilà. If there is a lot of foam on the top take it away with a cooking spoon (It seems it will last longer that way)

Put it in the glasses while still hot. Put them upside-down for cooling, it’s supposed to help preserve it better…

The jam tastes a little sour and a little bitter. A little bit like cranberry jam. It would go well with beef ♣

Here are some more pictures♥

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One thought on “Handmade red currant jam

  1. Wow those jam jars look so cute! The jam sounds amazing…
    I will have to try to make some..
    Thanks for sharing,

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