A dollop of this delicious jam spread on a slice of AGA toast, scone or stirred into your porridge is guaranteed to brighten up a grey morning. Plus any pots you can bear to part with make perfect presents when dolled up with a pretty bit of fabric or ribbon.
800g (1lb 12oz) frozen red fruits, thawed
Knob of butter
1kg (2.2lbs) jam sugar
Makes 1.5kg (3lb 5oz)
1. Place the fruits into a large pan, a maslin pan is ideal for this, and squash with a potato masher. When soft, add the butter.
2. Bring to the boil on the boiling plate. Add the jam sugar, dissolve on the simmering plate then return to the boiling plate and boil for 4 minutes.
3. Allow to rest for 5 minutes then pour into sterilised jam jars. Cover, cool and label.
Tip: Wash the jam jars in hot water then place in the simmering oven, to dry.