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Home-made Plum Jam and Plum Crumble

January 29, 2013

Home – Made

I cannot quite remember what the film was called but it was about a woman who gave up her high flying city life to set up her own jam making business in the country.  Although it was a terrible film it was actually quite inspiring and made me think that there is nothing wrong with taking a completely different direction from the route you first hoped to take.  I really want a career in food someday, but those dreams will have to wait because I have quite a bit of work still left to complete.  It was one of those rainy miserable windy days when I made this jam.  I did not want lectures, I did not want to deal with annoying people but I had no choice.  To cheer myself up even more I made a crumble with the jam.  It tasted wonderful, especially with home made custard.

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Ingredients:

1kg peeled plums, 1/2 kg caster sugar, 100ml water, 100ml lemon juice, 1 sachet pectin, 50g butter, 2 tbsps cinnamon, 100g porridge oats, 1 tsp nutmeg, 1 tbsp honey.

Method:

1. To make the jam put 1/2 the plums in a large pot.
2. Add the water, lemon juice and sugar.
3. Bring to the boil and continuously stir.
4. Stir in the pectin.
5. Pour in jars and process for 10 minutes in a boiling bath if you want to keep the jam for later, otherwise just put the saucepan aside.
6. In a mixing bowl pour in the oats and cube the butter.
7. Mix up the butter and the oats.
8. Add the spices.
9. Put half the plums into another saucepan and add honey.
10. Cook and stir for 8 minutes.
11. Pour the plums into an oven proof dish and cover with a few spoons of jam.
12. Spread and sprinkle the crumble mixture on top.
13. Bake at 160 degrees C for 30 minutes until golden brown on the top.

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