Looking through my gran’s old cookbook from the 1930’s, I saw a recipe for Bramble Jam and it got me thinking of the 1970’s watching her make endless jars of jam in the kitchen at Stonefield Crescent.
Tonight, I fancied an evening off the computer, so I decided to have a go at making my own “Blantyre Jam”, recording each step in a little video for Blantyre Project. Seeing so many brambles in the Calder in recent weeks, August and September is definitely the time to try this.
Tonight, I have EIGHT jars of Bramble, Apple and blueberry jam, cooling down, which will be fine for up to a year. 95% of the fruit, i.e the brambles were free and picked near the River Calder near Milheugh. It was a new experience for me and I was surprised that after picking the brambles, it could be made in under an hour. Making Blantyre jam from local, freely available brambles has been something i’ve been planning to do for a while and well pleased with the final, tasty end product!
If anybody’s interested, there’s masses of brambles out at the moment in the Calder. Grab a coffee. Hope you enjoy my little jam making video.
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