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Make scrumptious raspberry jam

Have you grown your own yummy raspberries using our planting instructions? Or perhaps you’ve bought some from the supermarket. No matter where you got them, there’s no better way to enjoy them than by making some scrumptious homemade jam!With only three ingredients, this recipe is super easy and one that children are certain to enjoy helping with. However, adult supervision is necessaryas the recipe does involve the use of an oven as well as boiling sugar, which can get very hot

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For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 500g raspberries
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 400g jam sugar (with pectin added)
  • Jam jars
  • Saucepan
  • Potato masher

Now it’s time to make some jam!

  1. Begin by sterilising your jam jars. Wash them in warm, soapy water before placing in a low oven to fully dry. This should be done by an adult as the oven is hot
  2. Place your raspberries into a saucepan and have fun crushing them using a potato masher
  3. Add the sugar and lemon juice to the crushed raspberries and warm on a medium heat
  4. Stir the raspberries until the sugar has completely dissolved and the mixture is boiling. This should be done by an adult as boiling sugar can get very hot
  5. Boil the jam for 5-6 minutes, stirring frequently until the jam thickens
  6. To test if your jam is ready, place a small teaspoon of the mixture onto a cold plate and let it cool. Once cooled fully, push the jam with your finger. If it wrinkles, then it’s ready
  7. As soon as the jam is at your desired consistency, remove it from the heat and allow it to cool to room temperature before pouring into the jam jars
  8. Once opened, the jar should be stored in the fridge and used within one month
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How can I use my raspberry jam?

After jarring, your raspberry jam can be stored in a cool, dry place for up to one year. Or you can enjoy it right away! Here are some yummy ideas of how to use it when you’re ready:

  • Drizzle it over some warm porridge
  • Spread it onto a slice of bread along with some peanut butter
  • Sandwich it between cakes with cream
  • Use it to bake some delicious jam tarts

We’d love to see how you use your scrumptious raspberry jam! Share a picture using #DobbiesLittleSeedlings and tag us

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