Boosted by the success of the Plum Jam, that I made recently, I decided to make some Nectarine Jam today. Once I get an idea in my head, I tend to run with it – even though it wasn’t the best day to be jam making with the temperature already at 35 C and rising!
I found a recipe for nectarine jam in an old CWA cookbook that belonged to my Grandmother. I altered the recipe slightly, and here it is:
- 2 lb (900 g) nectarines
- 1 lb (450 g) sugar
- 2/3 cup water
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- few drops of vanilla extract
Wash nectarines, do not peel, and cut up. Place in saucepan with butter and water, and boil until soft. Add sugar gradually, add lemon and vanilla, bring to the boil, and then simmer for approx 45 minutes, until it gels. Bottle hot jam in hot jars. (made 3 jars).
I have never tasted nectarine jam before but it is absolutely delicious!
Scandinavian Needlecraft arrived this morning (a present to myself). I have always loved Scandinavian design since living in Stavanger, Norway in 1996 when my husband was working there (IKEA is my favourite store after all!). I have only had a quick look through the book so far but it full of lovely projects including bags, Christmas decorations, soft furnishings, and children’s clothing/accessories.
I have scanned a few images for you to see.
I am working on my red string quilt this afternoon, and Sarah and I have an Easter tutorial that we hope to work on over the weekend.
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