fresh blackcurrant jam

I made jam from freshly picked blackcurrants and compared the taste with bought stuff.  My jam had a stronger flavour and fresher taste.  It’s a really easy jam to make.  Pick 1kg of currants, and wash them.  Boil 1.5kg sugar with 800ml water, for 5 minutes, uncovered.  Add blackcurrants and continue to boil for another 5 – 10 minutes.  Pour into sterilised jars, and that’s it.  Jam made!

The currants are also very tasty eaten fresh, but possibly a little tart for a lot of people.  I’ve added them to my ‘berry delight’, of mixed fruit with muesli and yoghurt.  Yummy!

I took the photo after harvesting, so its only the little currants that are left. Hopefully they will continue to grow and I can have some more!

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