Raspberries and redcurrants –  What a combination! Want more Larder Love, then follow me on Facebook and Instagram and sign up for my free weekly newsletter too. Making strawberry redcurrant jam. All Jun 16, 2020 - Strawberry, Raspberry & Redcurrant Jam - a delicious, no added pectin recipe! Directions: 1. And yes, I’ve been infinitely slow with updates. Add to basket. Sold by Palmerstons Jam I’m hoping that you, or anyone, please, can come up with a suggestion to rescue my poor fruit. Strawberry and redcurrant jam is an easy solution to making jam with strawberries, as yummy redcurrants are high in jam setting pectin. Ok I know I said blackcurrant is my favourite jam but that was before I tried this one. Stir in the water. What a lovely jam! Filed Under: ALL RECIPES, Foraging Recipes, Homemade Jam, Your email address will not be published. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a gently simmer and cook for about 15 minutes until the fruit is very tender. But add redcurrants to raspberry jam then something magical seems to happen. I’m so pleased you were able to rescue your previous attempt at jam. Strawberries, strawberries everywhere just now and gorgeous redcurrants too. (We don’t have fruit sauces with meat or anything, so I can’t use them for that). I reboiled it and added the same ratio of sugar to fruit as you suggested and it worked brilliantly, thank you. Add to shopping list. Thanks again. Stay safe! Thank you Corina. Preserving pans tend to slope outwards slightly rather than have straight sides to help increase the surface area which helps prevent this and allow the jam to reach setting point quicker but any large deep pan will do. This strawberry and redcurrant jam brings both of these gorgeous red goodies together in a jam … I had my first go at making jam yesterday using just redcurrants from my garden. I think seedless jams lack both flavour and texture so this is a good compromise, I am linking this recipe to Cook Once Eat Twice hosted by Searching For Spice. The natural pectin in red currants makes commercial pectin unnecessary for this lively soft-set jam. Jam always seems to intensify the flavour of strawberries in a way that just doesn’t happen with raspberries. It’s a light, fruity little number, just a wee bit different from your standard strawberry jam. The slightly tart redcurrants compliment sweet juicy raspberries perfectly in this easy to make raspberry and redcurrant jam, giving the jam just the right amount of acidity to really make the flavours zing. You do not want to puree them. saucepot. Makes about 6  x450g (1lb) jars. I used a recipe from elsewhere which used a 1.76 ratio of sugar. I prefer the long-cook method, which doesn’t require added pectin — even with low-pectin fruit like strawberries and blueberries. Not in an overstocking lockdown way, I hasten to add. If making raspberry jam, it's crucial to use sterilised jars to store it. It’s delicious! You’ll also need a preserving pan or big stock pot, jam thermometer, a funnel, four jam … Required fields are marked *. Stem and crush strawberries thoroughly, one layer at a time. Looking for more strawberry recipes to make the most of the summer? By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen. Honestly, this is the fiddliest bit in the whole recipe for this jam. Blackcurrant jam has a delicious acidity that cuts through the sweetness. Add the vanilla sugar. Strawberry, Raspberry & Redcurrant Jam Blackcurrant Jam As my jam uses bargain seasonal fruit I’m entering it into Credit Crunch Munch which I run with Fuss Free Flavours and I’m also entering it into Simple and in Season run by Ren Behan. ... Raspberry & Rhubarb Jam 300g. Place the sugar in a roasting tin and warm at 180°C (160°C fan) mark 4 for 10min. The slightly tart redcurrants compliment sweet juicy raspberries perfectly in this raspberry and redcurrant jam, giving the jam just the right amount of acidity to really make the flavours zing. Replies to my comments 8. Check the berries and discard any rotten fruits; Place the fruit and the water in a preserving pan and cook slowly for about an hour. Super Easy Strawberry and Redcurrant Jam. Wash and string the redcurrants and add to the pan. BY: Eshun Mott. Stir in the water. First a big thank you to those who bought a jar of this jam at Fruit Day on 21st September 2013, which helps Abundance Wimbledon finance their non-profit activities. Jacqueline is a member of the Guild of Food Writers and has been a cookery writer and food stylist for over 25 years. 350g redcurrants, stripped from their stalks. I like raspberry jam but have always found it slightly lacking in the flavour stakes,  it tastes great but it not as good as blackcurrant or strawberry jam. Much appreciated. I didn’t use pectin in this jam. Strawberry & redcurrant jam Recipe adapted from Good Housekeeping. Place a couple of sauces into the fridge before starting, ready for testing the jam for setting point or use a thermometer. Personally I don’t mind that at all, but if your prefer you can make a slightly less seedy version of this jam. 3 cups of crushed red currants (measure after crushing) 3/4 cup water 4 cups raspberries (frozen berries are OK) In fact there are only four really; So come on that is really not too many ingredients to handle. Then check these out; Strawberry and Salmon Salad with Spinach and Walnuts. I have to say that raspberry jam is my favourite and I love the idea of adding in some redcurrants too for a bit more of a zing. Simply cook the redcurrants and raspberries separately until softened (add half the quantity of water to each. I used your tips and rescued my previously made jam which was just liquid. Then strain the redcurrants through a fine sieve squeezing out as much of the  juices as possible and add the juice to the raspberries. Ingredients. Label when cold. Some fruits seem to produce more foam than other which can exacerbate the problem. Unfortunately, if they were soaked for a long time some of the saltwater would have been taken into the cells of the raspberries by a process of osmosis (i won’t try to explain I’m no scientist) but safe to say no amount of rinsing will help. I talk about the difference between long-cook and quick-cook jams in this post. The tiny wiggly things I probably wouldn’t have known about. Thanks again for your time and patience. Wider pans will help. Like all good jams and jellies there are very few ingredients in this recipe. Pretty Pink Raspberry Macarons. Pour into warm, sterilised jars. Your email address will not be published. (Btw, yesterday’s jam hasn’t set). First is it can become harder to get a set ( as you have found) and sometimes you will either need to add pectin or increase boiling time. Hi, thanks so much for your time and help. The redcurrants not only seem in increase the flavour of the raspberries but also add just a delicate touch of acidity to give the jam a light tang. If you make jam with less sugar there are two potential issues. Learn how your comment data is processed. On my Husband’s suggestion I have filled a bowl with water and aggitated the colander of berries in that to make sure everything is thoroughly washed but they still taste of salt. To clean the jars, preheat the oven to 140C/120C Fan/Gas 1. The other issue is that it will reduce the keeping qualities of the jam – not necessarily an issue if you make a small quanitiy and consume it quickly. My quantity of sugar to fruit for this recipe is based on a classic jam which will have good keeping qualities (at least a year). Redcurrant and raspberry jam Jars donated for sale at the jam stall – Abundance Wimbledon Fruit Day 21st September 2013. You do need a large pan for making jam as it will boil up a lot. I just managed to buy a 5kg bag instead of a 1kg bag. via @jacdotbee. A great way to preserve those just picked summer fruits! Nutrition information is calculated based on this jam making 6 x 450g (1lb) jars and each serving being 25g (1oz), I would love to know how you got on – Tag me on Instagram or Twitter. As long as those ingredients are of the best quality you can find you can’t really go wrong. Then just boil them up with the sugar and lemon juice till you reach that magical setting point. The red currants really brighten up the raspberries and the combination is simply delicious (and gorgeous)!! This recipe is adapted from Bernardin Complete Book of Home Preserving (Robert Rose, 2006). Then I have some great resources for you; This recipe for strawberry and redcurrant jam is actually from my book Simply Scottish Cakes & Bakes, go on take a look at it if you fancy a bit of baking Scottish style. Super easy and tasty strawberry and redcurrant jam, the true taste of summer, Wash all fruit and hull the strawberries cutting any large ones in half, Put all ingredients into a preserving pan and heat gently till the sugar is fully dissolved, Raise temperature and bring to the boil for 20 mins until it reaches setting point, Allow to cool for a few minutes before ladling into sterilised jars so the fruit remains in suspension, Makes approx 8 small jars from 1.5 litres of jam. Thanks so much for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice. I then washed the raspberries. Raspberry and Redcurrant Extra Jam £ 4.00 Raspberry jam alone is quite sweet, but when combined with the tart redcurrants they take the edge of that sweetness, while still having that lovely raspberry flavour coming through. If they are not too salt the sugar in the jam may mask the flavour but its a risk and you might end up wasting the sugar too. Once all the sugar has dissolved increase the heat and boil rapidly for about 10 minutes or until setting point is reached.If you use a thermometer, boil until the jam reaches 105. I use my VitaMix to pulse the berries ahead of time. Strawberry and Redcurrant Jam 300g quantity Quantity. (Currants 900gms, sugar 510gms). Unfortunately the birds are attracted to them too, so it’s a race to see who gets in there first. You will always get a softer set with a lower sugar jam. This strawberry and redcurrant jam brings both of these gorgeous red goodies together in a jam that is just perfect for toast, scones or spreading inside a simple Victoria sponge cake. Don't subscribe 1 ¾ cups caster sugar. Vanilla Peach Bourbon Jam and my Seedless Wild Blackberry Lime Jam, I was dismally failing when it came to the classic strawberry or raspberry jam… Copyright © 2020 Recipes Made Easy on the Foodie Pro Theme, The redcurrants add a little acidity to this jam which really brings out the flavour of the raspberries. Add to wishlist. Put them in a saucepan with the jam sugar and boil for 5 minutes. Dont let it put you off trying to make jam again. Now I know some people don’t like raspberry jam because they find it too seedy. Plain strawberry jam can often be too sweet for adult taste buds. Hull the strawberries and chop them up a bit. This strawberry and redcurrant jam is my star recipe, and I’m proud of it. I have redcurrants & raspberries left to try your recipe now, but I’m nervous about the sugar quantity and boiling time. Wash and string the redcurrants and add to the pan. If you sieved the pips out of both the raspberries and redcurrants you could probably reduce it further I would way the discard and reduce it by that much. Store in a cool place. Strawberry, Raspberry & Redcurrant Jam is utterly delicious, uses no added pectin and is great way to preserve a glut of summer fruits! Making jam is totally simple. She likes to champion good basic home cooking and as the daughter of a master baker, she is passionate about home baking. Try it I am sure you will love raspberry jam all the more! Strawberry Jam with Redcurrant. so it’s definitely worth picking a set or two up if you’re planning on making this strawberry raspberry jam. Finally, you ask about the issue of boiling. Sadly I’m not sure you can do much about the salty raspberries. The 3 full sized maggots were definitely better out than in! They’re lovely and clean, ha ha, but they taste of salt. Place a saucer in the fridge. I jarred my jam in 18 190ml jars to give to friends and family – I got my jars very cheaply from wilko at a great price (£5 for 12!) As you say, we live and learn. All Rights Reserved. Makes about 2 small jars. Your email address will not be published. Ingredients. The recipe was made by Copyright Karon Grieve - Larder Love © 2018. I have had then under a tap shaking and thoroughly rinsing them, but they still taste salty. I may well continue as I am in the strange situation of having too much sugar. I probably shouldn’t be allowed in a kitchen on my own, lol. Seal tightly. Finally, if you do try this strawberry and redcurrant jam recipe be sure to leave a comment/rating below. Adding raspberries and red currants balances the flavour of the strawberries while also providing a natural source of pectin so that the jam will set all on its own. A great way to preserve those just picked summer fruits! Crush raspberries thoroughly, one layer at a time. This jam just had to be photographed in a wine glass, it looked so much like a good red wine I just couldn’t resist. The raspberry and redcurrant jam that has inspired this post appears in the life Ursula leads when she falls in love with the German Jurgen, marries him, has a daughter and ends up stuck in Germany following the outbreak of war. Thanks again for your help & patience. Cook on a rolling boil for 15-20 minutes. Add the sugar and heat, gently stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Pour into hot jars and cover. Transfer the pan contents to a fine … Except here . I am sure you many of you already know that I have been busy making preserves from the fruit on my allotment. Aug 22, 2020 - Strawberry, Raspberry & Redcurrant Jam - a delicious, no added pectin recipe! Rinse the strawberries, trim off the stalks and cut them into pieces. I did not reduce the sugar when sieving out the skins and pips from the redcurrants but I did make sure I got as much of the fruit pulp as I could. Strawberry, Raspberry & Redcurrant Jam Été 2010. Sorry, I can’t be of more help but we live and learn and you won’t make the same mistake again. Strawberry Raspberry Jam 6 pints strawberries and raspberries, cut and crushed to yield 6 cups crushed berries (measurement must be exact) 4 cups sugar 1/2 teaspoon butter 1 box powder Sure-Jell. So do use a large pan and make sure you stir the jam frequently to help stop it forming a skin which will cause boiling over. Use the dropdown above to be notified of followup comments via e-mail. This jam is a first for me and it could become my favourite. It appears I have become a jam maker this summer so I’m sorry if jam … Raspberry Red Currant Jam Jun 7, 2006. 2 cups strawberry, rinsed, hulled and diced. My Peach and Pomegranate jam is a good example of the lower sugar softer jam you can see that the “Liquid” part of the jam is quite runny and I accept this as it is such a fresh tasting jam (I love it). Jun 17, 2019 - Strawberry, Raspberry & Redcurrant Jam - a delicious, no added pectin recipe! Jul 11, 2013 - Everything seems to be going on a little slower pace. Wash the raspberries if necessary and place in a large preserving pan. Strawberries, strawberries everywhere just now and gorgeous redcurrants too. 3 tablespoons lemon juice. Measure exactly 3 cups prepared strawberries into 6- or 8-qt. The combination of these two red fruits works brilliantly together and this recipe works for me every time. Or rather, I put them into soak with the salt and forgot about them. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. One other point I forgot to mention if you use preserving sugar (that is a large Crystal sugar with no pectin) or a cane sugar (In the UK Tate and Lyle is cane sugar Silver spoon is beet sugar)you will get less foam/scum forming which will also help reduce the chance of the jam boiling over. Strawberry & Redcurrant Jam £3.75 /Jar Strawberry & Redcurrant Jam. Juice of 1 lemon. It’s a little bit more of a faff, but I think you can see in the picture below  that there are less seeds though still masses of flavour. Most jams call for a 1-to-1 ratio, where the sugar equals the fruit in weight. Any help would be appreciated. I hope this helps any other questions do ask and do let me know what you think if you make the jam. Quantity: Add to basket A new twist on Jammy Jo's Strawberry Jam - the addition of redcurrants adds another depth and richness to the flavour. Your email address will not be published. Yours, however is the same fruit to sugar. Remove from the heat and carefully skim off any scum. Thank you. Share. Required fields are marked *. ¼ cup redcurrent, rinsed and little brown tips removed. It worked really well with the currants. A great way to preserve those just picked summer fruits! Redcurrants are like rubies, bright glowing red jewels that stand out so much more than their less sweet cousin the blackcurrant and I love it when they appear in the garden. Recipe by Living Sweet Moments. I love hearing from readers and respond to everyone just as soon as I can. Pour crushed berries into large pot. Place the fruits and sugar in an airtight container, cover and refrigerate over night. I had a horrible feeling that would be the end of the raspberries. A beautiful Strawberry Redcurrant Jam, for those that don’t like the strawberry jam too sweet the redcurrants add extra vibrancy and tartness. Increased boiling would evaporate the liquid off more and thus effectively increases the sugar ratio. Add to trolley. I have made strawberry jam … Redcurrants are also very seedy too. In fact the most difficult part of this super easy strawberry and redcurrant jam recipe will be picking the redcurrants off their stems. Quick and easy family recipes, bakes and preserves. This jam … Considerably more. The red jewels of summer, this delightful super easy strawberry and redcurrant jam brings them together beautifully. What I would like to know, please, is if you lowered your sugar when you removed the skins and pips as you don’t say. So, here I am ready to try your raspberry and recurrant jam but I’ve run into another problem. She has written over 15 cookery books, in addition to writing for several major magazines. It also tends to make the jam taste more “cooked” and less fresh tasting. Raspberry Curd. Also how do you boil jam for 10 mins when as soon as mine reached boiling point it was well on the way to bubbling over. 2-1/2 cups finely chopped or ground sour cherries (about 1-1/2 pounds) 2 cups red raspberries; 1 package (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin £3.75 /Jar Raspberry Curd. Prep+cooking: 30 min. It is so rewarding when it all goes well Jacquix. Place all the ingredients in the pan on low heat and stir until all the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a gently simmer and cook for about 15 minutes until the fruit is very tender. 875g strawberries, hulled and halved. You could probably get away reducing it slightly if you want 50-100g should be ok but ive not tested that. First prep the fruit, I’m using strawberries(300g) and red currants (150g) and a lower quantity of sugar (125g). 700g granulated or preserving sugar. View details. I decided to salt wash my fruit before starting. 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