Orangic Blackcurrant Jam with Freshly Baked Scones


I Picked blackcurrants in my garden yesterday , this evening they became Jam…

Recipe :

  • 290g Blackcurrants
  • 290g Golden Caster Sugar
  • Juice of half an organic lemon
  • enough water to cover the blackcurrants in their pan.


  1. Wash the blackcurrants
  2. Place in a pan and cover with water
  3. gently bring to the boil and simmer for 30 mins
  4. remove any scum
  5. add the sugar and bring to the boil again for 8-10 mins until a set is achieved
  6. allow to cool a little before ptting into a sterile jar

Scone Recipe


  • 500g Plain Flour
  • 75g Icing Sugar
  • 25g Baking Powder
  • Half a teaspoon sea salt
  • 125g unsalted butter, chilled and diced.
  • 2 medium eggs
  • Milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C fan/200 Degrees C/Gas 6
  2. Sift the flour, icing sugar and baking powder into a large bowl or food processor and add the salt.
  3. Rub in the butter, add the eggs and enough milk to bring the dough together.
  4. Roll the dough out 2cm thick on a floured surface and cut out 7 or 8 scones using a round 7cm cutter.
  5. Leave these to rest on a baking tray for 20 minutes then brush the tops with milk and bake for 17-20 minutes.

Mouthwateringly gorgeous 🙂

Scone Recipe courtesy of Gorgeous Cakes by Annie Bell ISBN 1-85626-614-1

One thought on “Orangic Blackcurrant Jam with Freshly Baked Scones

  1. oh.my.gosh. I have been cutting and pasting recipies for the last 20 minutes. I need to make a run for flour, butter and baking powder. Then first on my list is the focaccia and the scones.. These may freeze well! Thanks for sharing your recipies and the “other” blog! 🙂

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