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Re: Help from jam makers please!
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2009, 06:01:00 pm »
Usually autumn - not sure where these were from, may have been in cold storage ?
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« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2009, 10:57:58 pm »
Im wanting to try Stacelee's jam recipe but am curious to know what this jam sugar is as I havent seen it before?Can you use normal sugar or is this one specifically needed for jams?Do you think I could substitute the strawberries for Mulberries & it would still work out? ???

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« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2009, 11:27:26 pm »
[quote author=Soni@ link=topic=427.msg1765#msg1765 date=1231277499

I've made tomato jam and pumpkin jam using approximately those quantities of fruit and sugar and they turned out very good.
I've never used jamsetta - never heard of it before, actually  :P

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Hi, Sonia!

Could you please post the recipes for tomato and pumpkin jam? I'm making sweet and sour pumpkin tomorrow in the THX and if I have any pumpkin left over, your jam sounds interesting ;D Thanks!

I always use the sugar with "built-in" pectin to make jam and it always works. I just cook it for around 14 minutes and it's done.

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Re: Help from jam makers please!
« Reply #33 on: October 20, 2009, 01:49:51 am »
Jam sugar is sugar with pectin in it Thermie007 - pretty sure you can get it at Coles and Woolies. Hope this helps. Substituting strawberries for the mulberries would be just fine - you will end up with a lovely strawberry jam ;)
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Re: Help from jam makers please!
« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2009, 04:57:18 am »
Saw some jam sugar in the supermarket - you could use jamsetta if unable to find it.

If you use jam sugar/jamsetta then just about any fruit will make jam.
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Re: Help from jam makers please!
« Reply #35 on: October 20, 2009, 05:03:01 am »
Thanks Faffa_70,will go check the shops soon for it,if no luck I hope they have Jamsetta cos I will use that instead,thanks for that Thermomixer. :)

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« Reply #36 on: October 20, 2009, 05:17:23 am »
The jam sugar I bought was in a pink pack and is a CSR product. I could only find it in 1kg packs.
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« Reply #37 on: October 21, 2009, 12:24:13 am »
Well as I expected no luck with the actual jam sugar so got some jamsetta instead. :)

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« Reply #38 on: October 21, 2009, 03:37:25 am »
That was bad luck. I'm sure the jamsetta will be just as good.
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Re: Help from jam makers please!
« Reply #39 on: November 11, 2009, 02:55:00 am »
Made Stacelee's recipe for strawberry jam again only I added 1/2 tsp citric acid as well.  Also cooked an extra 2 or 3 lots of 5 mins on Varoma at the end.  Absolutely delicious!




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« Reply #40 on: November 11, 2009, 06:02:31 am »
I went on a winery tour last week in the Yarra Valley and bought this amazing "Peppered Apple & Lemon Chutney" from the Chandon vineyard. Was wondering if anyone had a recipe for something similar? Ingredients are: apples, lemons, onions, currants, vinegar, water, sugar, honey, pepper, salt.
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Re: Help from jam makers please!
« Reply #41 on: November 11, 2009, 08:36:57 am »
Yum to the jam and the sound of the chutney. A wine tour in the Yarra would have been very nice.
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« Reply #42 on: November 11, 2009, 12:16:33 pm »
I went on a winery tour last week in the Yarra Valley and bought this amazing "Peppered Apple & Lemon Chutney" from the Chandon vineyard. Was wondering if anyone had a recipe for something similar? Ingredients are: apples, lemons, onions, currants, vinegar, water, sugar, honey, pepper, salt.

I'd just look at an existing recipe, such as pear chutney, perhaps, and then use the ingredients you've listed instead.  It's hard to go very wrong with a chutney - you just need to cook it for longer if it's too runny, and add more liquid if it's too solid.

I think when I'm feeling up to it I'll have a go myself with some of the apples waiting to be turned into chutney, as it sounds  yum.  But, although I feel fine, I have very little energy at the moment, and can only be on my feet for short bursts.  So I suspect that it might take me a while to get around to chutney .... 

If I get around to it sooner than expected, I'll post the results for you. 
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« Reply #43 on: November 11, 2009, 12:18:07 pm »
One thing I forgot to say is, the vinegar is likely to be cider or white wine, to complement those flavours.  Unless it's in your face vinegary, in which case it's the traditional malt.  If it's very fruity and mild, it's most likely to be cider.
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Re: Help from jam makers please!
« Reply #44 on: November 12, 2009, 01:36:07 am »
Thanks Caroline, very good tips. Hope you are feeling well soon.
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