Today I finally finished my jam making experiment. I started yesterday, but as the instructions say you have to leave the fruit to sit in sugar over night and then start the real cooking the following day. The sitting the fruit in sugar is optional but it does help the fruit retain some kind of shape rather than the two previous completely mushy jams.
Above: Saturday Afternoon
Below: Sunday Morning
This jam making session seemed different, not just because of the change in method but also the way I acted. In the previous two jam sessions I seemed all over the place, rereading every line 10 times, but this time it seemed much more relaxed, yes I did reread some parts, but I think because this is my third go at making jam I pretty much could tell what I was meant to be doing. So perhaps I wasn’t following the instructions so rigidly.
It was quite a slow process, obviously because of the whole – leaving fruit over night – but also having to do everything “gently”, stirring, heating, pouring, etc. I guess the whole point of making jam is meant to be a relaxing process, it is not really meant to be a rush job or something that you do under prepared. It’s something you do on a weekend.
After all the jam making I feel pretty informed about my content and what I each to say. Now to start visualising it.