We were at a wedding yesterday, which was lovely. Oxford is really beautiful and the college we were staying at (and where the reception was held) was very grand and a little bit like Hogwarts. A good day was had by all.
We drove back this afternoon (after spending the morning punting down the river in the sunshine) and i finally made use of the plums my dad gave me. I made plum jam and it is yummy. I did a bit of research and looked at quite a few recipes and then made up my own. And it is this:
Anna's Plum Jam
1.Weigh the plums.
2. Weigh out an equal quantity of sugar. You should probably use caster sugar as it's the quickest to dissolve. I however did not have enough so i used a mixture of caster, granulated and some soft brown, and it worked really well. At this point put a small plate in the freezer so you can test when the jam is ready later (see 'setting point' below).
3. Put the (whole) plums into a large pan with some water ( I had 650g of plums so i put in about 100ml of water, you may need more or less depending on how may plums you have).