A wonderful tangy jelly / jam recipe from sloes.

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A wonderful tangy jelly / jam recipe from sloes.

Post by oldFAQs » 14 Mar 2004, 20:39

Have looked at your website with great interest and wondered if you knew that you could also make jam from sloes.

It is a wonderful tangy jelly jam that again Shares it wonderful colours with the sloe gin.

All you need is:
900g (2lb) Sloes
1.8kg (4lb) Cooking apples
Juice and peel of one Lemon

Wash and drain the sloes and prick them. Put them In a pan with the lemon juice, peel and just enough water to cover. Simmer until pulpy.

Wash and chop the apples, then simmer in a Separate pan, with water to cover - again until soft and pulpy.

Strain the two pulps through scalded jelly bags or fine muslin hung overnight over bowls to catch the juice - do not squeeze the bags, which will result in cloudy jelly.

Mix and then measure the juices, bring to the boil, add sugar at the rate of 450g to 570ml (1lb to 1 pint) and stir until dissolved. Boil until setting point is reached. Remove any scum, using a heated stainless-steel spoon.
then you can bottle it, and store it.

This is a wonderful recipe, words can't describe how delicious it is.
I hope you will try the recipe. enjoy.
M.J.M from Essex, 16 Oct 03
Last edited by oldFAQs on 20 Mar 2004, 18:40, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by Blackthorn » 14 Mar 2004, 23:08

I have had a little flak for my "completely useless for anything else" strap-line, and I now know better!

Others have also told me about sloe preserves, but without any recipe details. Your recipe looks very full and detailed and so I am keen to try it -and to pass it on via the sloe.biz forum.

I am sure making jam requires much more skill/experience than simply bottling sloes with gin and sugar ... but for the sake of a more rounded website I am prepared to have a go!

Many thanks for your contribution.
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