Roasted plum jam with its almost caramelised chewy sweet pieces is a delicious variation on a basic plum jam. Roasting the fruit first intensifies the flavour and also means its really easy to remove the stones too.
Soups, Starters and Snacks
Main Course – Meat
Main Course – Fish and Seafood
Main Course – Poultry and Game
Main Course – Vegetarian
Main Course – Salads
Vegetables and Side Dishes
Sauces, Salsas and Dips
Desserts – Cold
Jams and Preserves
Simple to make this lightly spiced easy tomato chutney is delicious with cold meats and cheese. It’s also fabulous on burgers and with chips.
Homemade marmalade is delicious but making it the traditional way can be a bit time consuming and fiddly. Is there really such a thing as quick and easy marmalade?
A simple salad served with cold meat and cheese can be transformed with a good dollop of dark homemade fruity chutney. I love the stuff, I also love the fact that it is so easy to make at home.
If you like mincemeat then it’s madness not to make your own. Homemade Mincemeat is so quick to make and so much better than any you can buy, which always seems to be far too sweet.
Just three ingredients are needed to make this easy rhubarb and elderflower jam. It uses elderflower cordial so you do not even need to go foraging for the elderflowers. The finished jam has a lovely, fresh sweet flavour with just a hint of elderflower. Perfect for breakfast or afternoon tea. Jam sandwiches anyone?
The intense tangy flavour of juicy blood oranges makes them ideal for making orange curd. Delicious on toast, scones, plain cakes and crumpets. Blood orange curd is like a ray of sunshine in the darker winter months and somehow reminds us that spring is not far off.
Piccalilli is a classic English pickle that is perfect with cold meats, a ploughman’s, or pork pie. Lightly pickled vegetables in a spicy aromatic sauce, Homemade Piccalilli is easy to make and tastes far superior to any commercially made piccalilli.