Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Things to a few months time!

Good morning! I hope you are in a good mood and the sun is shining where you are. Are you cheery? I hope you are.

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.

4. Take the pan off the heat and allow to cool for about 40 minutes. The liquid will become more viscous as it cools and the chilli will start to become suspended instead of floating on the top.

5. Ladle into your sterilized jars.

Yesterday i was also lucky enough to be given lots of plums and damsons. And by a lot i mean lots and lots and lots. This means that i have has to come up with recipes in which i can make use of them. Do you have any good recipes i can pinch? Go on, i'd really appreciate it!

1 comment:

  1. I feel disappointed you missed out the bit about why you're wearing gloves and what happened last time. It's such a good story. I LOVE this chilli jam by the way!