Today I went to pick some final blackberries of the season. I got completely wet feet having made the ridiculous decision not to wear my wellies and only about 250g of blackberries, but it was worth it. I combined them with 250g of raspberries and decided to make blackberry and raspberry jam from it. I had some preserving sugar that I really wanted to use up, because it had gone a bit wet and soggy to say the least.
A small hoard.
Some raspberries from the freezer.
Combine and soften in a pan.
Add half a kilo of preserving sugar and the juice of a lemon and dissolve.
Added a couple of star anise
and brought to a rolling boil until at setting point.
Job done. 2 pots of blackberry and raspberry jam for my breakfast, mmmmmmmm. I'm off to France this afternoon with work, so I will be absent until next week. Have a fun weekend, one and all.