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What you need:

400g plums
2 cooking apples
170g blackberries
350g castor sugar

What you do:

Cut the plums in half & take out the stones. Cut the plums into chunks.

Cut the apples in half, take out the cores then peel & cut into chunks.

place in a saucepan along with the plums & blackberries along with a little water.
Simmer gently for around 15 mins until partly cooked.

Add the sugar & cook gently until the sugar has dissolved.

Simmer for 30 mins until the fruit is cooked, but still has texture & the mixture has thickened & is just slightly jammy.

Spoon into clean sterile jars, cover with tight- fitting lids and leave to cool.

Store in the fridge for a couple of weeks.

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What you need:

For the pastry:

8oz / 200g self raising flour
2oz / 50g lard
2oz / 50g margarine or butter.

For the filling:

4oz /100g castor sugar
4oz / 100g margarine or butter
5oz / 125g currants or sultana’s
1 egg (beaten)

What you do:
pre heat the oven to 180C / 350F / gas mark 4

to make the pastry:
mix together the self raising flour, lard & margarine /butter.
Use the pastry to line a swiss roll size tin.

For the filling:
Beat the margarine /butter together with the castor sugar until fluffy.
Add the beaten egg & currants / sultanas & mix together.
Pour the mixture over the pastry spreading evenly.
Bake in the oven for around 10 to 15 mins or until lightly brown on top.
Leave to cool, then cut into slices.

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What you need:

6 1/2 lb /3kg strawberries, hulled, halved
6 1/2 lb / 3kg white sugar
Juice from 1/2 a lemon

What you do:

First of  all wash and sterilise the  jars and lids that you will use.

In a large saucepan, put in the strawberries and sugar & mix all together.

Leave for a couple of hours so the sugar can soften all the fruit.

Add the lemon juice then simmer over medium heat, stirring all the time untilall the fruit is soft.

Remove 1/3 of the fruit & leave to one side.

Keep simmering the remaining mixture until fruit is mostly dissolved & the  jam coats the back of a spoon.

Divide the fruit that was put to one side  between the jars then fill with jam.

Allow to cool, then seal with the lids.

Keep refridgerated.

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What you need:

4½ oz / 125g butter
1oz / 25g golden syrup
2oz / 55g soft brown sugar
8oz / 225g rolled oats

What to do:

Preheat the oven to 180°C /350°F /gas mark 4.

Melt the butter in a saucepan, then add syrup and sugar. When bubbling, stir in oats.
Remove from the heat.

Mix together thoroughly and place in a greased and lined 18cm (7in) square tin. Press the mixture down firmly with the back of a big spoon.
Bake for 20-25 mins or until the mixture is golden brown, then mark into nine pieces. Leave to cool, then cut.

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