I continued with my plan yesterday, making hamper goodies for christmas. I made chilli jam last year and wanted to give it another go. This time without the hospital visit (easily rectified by wearing gloves whilst chopping the chillies!).
I use the Nigella recipe in Nigella Christmas. It's not complicated and turns out really well. And it is this:
Nigella's Chilli Jam
150g long fresh red chillies (i used a mixture of red and green in my jam)
150g red pepper
1kg Jam sugar
600ml cider vinegar
Nigella uses a food processor to chop her chilli's and red pepper but i do not have one so i chopped them by hand. She also removes the seeds from the chilli's but i didn't bother.
1. Chop red peppers and chilli's into very fine pieces (or pulse in a food processor)
2. Dissolve the sugar in the vinegar in a wide, medium sized sauce pan over a low heat without stirring (although i have to admit i stirred a little).
3. Scrape the chilli and pepper mix into the pan. Bring to the boil and keep at a rollicking boil for 10 minutes.
5. Ladle into your sterilized jars.