How to make Jam: DIY Wedding Favours…

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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.

Jam wedding favours

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.

DIY wedding favours

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.

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Jam wedding favours
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…
Sarah ♥

Jam wedding favour

Jam wedding favours