Ridiculously easy Jam Wedding Favours
Personal, homemade and super easy! Try this Jam Recipe and have a go at making your own jam wedding favours.
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At the weekend we took a trip to a PYO fruit farm so we could make some Jam. I thought it would be a cool idea for teachers presents. I was so thrilled with the results and how easy this was.
You can pretty much get everything you need from my favourite store – Hobbycraft. From jars to labels and thermometers although you don’t really need one. If your going to be getting married at any other time than July/August then get your fruit and freeze it beforehand. We made Raspberry Jam and for anyone that knows me; I don’t do scales or instructions so if you can’t do something with ease, then I’ll generally pass.
Raspberry Jam Ingredients
- 1Kg of Raspberries
- 1 Kg of Sugar – you can buy Sugar for Jam but granulated works just as well.
- 1 Lemon
This was enough to make 7 and 1/2 1lb jars, these are your standard jars but for favours, I would recommend the smaller jam jars which you can buy from hobbycraft here.
We mashed the raspberries, added the lemon juice from the lemon and added the sugar. Put a saucer in the freezer to chill while the Jam cooks. This would be used to test that the Jam was setting correctly.
Warm the mixture through on a low heat to ensure the sugar dissolves and doesn’t burn. The heat was turned right up for 5-10 minutes until the bubbles wouldn’t calm when stirred. Remove from the heat and test a spoonful on the saucer to see if it sets, it should quickly stiffen. If it doesn’t set it may need an extra couple of minutes on a high heat. The correct temperature for setting is 105 deg C but if you don’t have a cooking thermometer don’t worry this can be done without.
I didn’t remove any of the pips or strain the jam through muslin, it was perfect as it was!!
Try something new, it’s fun…