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Plum Jam .
This recipe is pretty easy.Practically hands-free.It's plum time  at the moment- and there is nothing nicer for breakfast than a pice of toast and your own made plum jam.
So first , get yourself some plums.You can pick loads for free in nature , or if you are in luck, from your own tree.

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Step 1: Get your plums

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Get your plums and the rest of the ingredients .
Here is the list you  need for your plum jam:
1 kilo plums
1 kilo sugar
1 sachet of pectin powder ( 8 grammes) - ( brand Tate and Lyle or other make ).
4 clean jam pots with screw-on lids
1 Big pan ( so the jam can boil but cannot boil over )
1 Wooden spoon.

Step 2: Wash your plums.

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Wash the plums,and do it thoroughly, so wash the plums 3  times.

Step 3: Stone your plums

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Halve the plums , and take the stone out.
Once you're done, you will have 1 plate with the now stone-free plums, and 1 plate with the stones.

Step 4: Put all your ingredients in your pan

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Now chuck the plums all in  a  big pan, add the sugar, and the sachet of pectin .
Stir the whole thing through till you have a thick gloop.

Step 5: Bring your jam to the boil

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Put it on a medium heat and cook for at least 10 minutes, stir with the wooden spoon.Let it come to
a nice " rolling boil" as they call it.You will recognise what they mean by it when you see it.The boiling masse will boil and boil and rise slightly.That is why you need a big pan by the way.
Check if the jam is "done " by putting it on a cold saucer you put in the fridge earlier and let it cool down on it- when you push the jam with your finger it should crinkle a bit.
Put your oven on 150-180 degrees Centigrade .Boil a kettle with water.

Step 6: Get some clean jars

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Get yourself some clean jam jar, ready for your jam .Either clean the jars with boiling water, or run them through a dish washer cycle.
sunshiine3 years ago
Thanks for sharing!
Dearest Bea,

Wow, this is such an educational and easy to follow step-by-step jam making tutorial that everyone can do this! Thanks for such an excellent visual tutorial, especially now with a downward economy people should recycle their jam jars and other veggie jars. Clean them out and fill them up again.
Makes for a very healthy and great food; eco-friendly.

Love to you!

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