Grandpa Makes the Marmalade, Grannie Makes the Jam (A guest post)

Today we hand over to the Grannie and Grandpa Pugh in sunny Birminghamshire. Grannie and Grandpa Pugh it’s over to you:grannie 5

Rhubarb grows in profusion at the bottom of our garden.  grannie 4Years ago, looking for recipes for rhubarb – other than pies and crumbles – I came across raspberry and rhubarb jam.  This was always Ian’s favourite jam as a child and we made it lots of it most years.  grannie 2 I haven’t made any for a long time but with the rhubarb going bananas this year and a glut of raspberries too, out came Mrs Beeton’s trusty recipe again.grannie 1

grannie 3Ingredients:-

2 lbs of rhubarb.

1 lb of raspberries.

3 lbs of sugar.

¼ pint of water.

Stew the rhubarb gently in the water until it is reduced to a thick pulp.

Add the sugar and the raspberries and stir over a low heat until the sugar is dissolved.

Bring to the boil and boil rapidly until setting point is reached.

Skim.  Pour into hot dry jars and cover.

Yield 5lbs.

As I had more raspberries and rhubarb than the recipe calls for I adjusted the amounts accordingly and ended up with 9 lovely jars of jam.

Team Pugh have a pot of this in the pantry that we got from The Hare in Woods Deli - we must make ours :)

Team Pugh have a pot of this in the pantry that we got from The Hare in Woods Deli – we must make ours 🙂

As the jam kettle was already down from its storage in the loft, Grandpa decided to make some of his very yummy marmalade.

Ingredients:-

4lbs sugar

¾ pint water

One can of Make Your Own Marmalade – thick cut Seville Oranges

Empty the contents of the can, the water and the sugar into a pan.

Bring to the boil, stirring continuously.

Reduce the heat but continue to maintain a good rolling boil for a further 15 minutes.

Test for setting point.  Allow to stand for 5 -10 minutes, stir and pour into jars.grannie 6

Thank you Grannie and Grandpa Pugh……. as you can see we are lucky to have been given a jar of each – yummy!

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2 thoughts on “Grandpa Makes the Marmalade, Grannie Makes the Jam (A guest post)

  1. I made raspberry and rhubarb jam yummy made some blackberry and apple the other day. I’m now freezing the black berries for the winter I just love the summer but it’s hard work I hate waste

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