Red berry jam

by Jamie0liversgirl (follow)
Afternoon Tea (20)      Jam (12)      Berries (10)     
There's little more comforting than making your own jam. No matter the time of year, the scent of stewing fruits is irresistible. The fragrant aromas which fill up your kitchen make it an anytime-treat, and reminds me of the handful of weekends I spent making a mess in my Aunt and Uncle's kitchen as a child.

My Aunt and Uncle used to live near strawberry fields, and my sisters and I would spend hours picking strawberries, and if there were enough left over we'd make jam. It was wonderful.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 2 full jars

Half a punnet of:
100g Maple syrup
Tsp ground cinnamon
Tsp vanilla paste

Required ingredients

Wash and halve the berries. Pour 100ml of water into a saucepan, turn to a simmer.

Add the fruit and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.

Add the maple syrup, vanilla extract and cinnamon

Allow to simmer for 30 minutes. It will have reduced and become thick and gloopy - perfect.

Serve alongside pancakes, top a bowl of porridge, or store in a jar for future use - use it as you like.

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