Fresh Raspberry Jam…

I picked the last of the raspberries out of the garden today, all 175 grams of them and really fancied making some jam

Ingredients :

  • 175 grams of fresh raspberries
  • 175 grams of Jam sugar


  • take a heavy based pot and add the rasps, warm on a gentle heat to get the juices flowing and mush a few down to get them going
  • Once they are juicy add the sugar and bring to the boil then turn down the heat a bit.. cook until a soft set is reached
  • place into a sterilised jam jar
  • makes 1 x 9 oz jar

Frugal Raspberry Jam


I picked up 3 x punnets of raspberries last night reduced from £1.98 per pack down to 40p a pack a saving of £4.74.

The result – a half litre kilner jar full to the brim of freshly made raspberry jam… the smell in the kitchen last night was amazing.

I had some on my toast this morning for breakfast and its delish..

Recipe :

454g Fresh Rasps
454g Granulated Sugar
The Juice of 1 x Lemon.

Method :

Take a heavy based pan and set it on a low heat

Empty the rasps into the pan and squish a few to get the juices going

Once they have sqished and melted a good bit, add the sugar, still on the low heat until fully dissolved.

Bring to a rolling boil and add lemon juice


Continue cooking for about 15 mins or so and keep checking a wee bit on a plate for a set (sticky and wrinkly when you run your finger through).

Once ready decant into a sterilised warmed kilner or jam jar.

Total Cost : £2.00
Rasps £1.20
lemon £0.30
Sugar £0.50 (approx based on a bag of sugar costing £1)

We Picked Our Own Today…

Pick Your Own

Originally uploaded by T o w n i e

Today the kids and I went off to Craigies Farm Shop to pick our own Raspberries.

The plan is to freeze half and make jam with the other…

I love to make trifles and fruity jellies in the winter months, it kinda makes you reflect back to the summer and think about the day you picked them 🙂

So tomorrow morning will see me in the kitchen slaving away over a big shiney jam pan 🙂

Jam Making Day

We have been making Jam this afternoon… the whole house smells good enough to eat.

Here is the recipe…. Because we had more strawberries than raspberries, we only had enough rasps to make a small kilner jar of rasp jam.

I halved the quantities used below for the strawberry jam  when making the rasp jam and only used the juice of a quarter of a lemon.   Also a wee note, I used normal unrefined organic caster sugar that contained no pectin and got a good set.

Recipe for Scottish Strawberry Jam


770g Locally grown Scottish Strawberries

770g Organic Caster Sugar

Juice of Half a Lemon


  • Wash the fruit if necessary and drain well.
  • Put into a preserving/jam pan.
  • Simmer until some juice has been extracted.
  • Add the sugar and lemon juice, stirring until it has dissolved.
  • Bring to the boil and boil rapidly for 5-10 minutes until the jam sets when tested.
  • Remove the scum and leave to cool slightly so that the fruit will not rise in the jars.
  • Pot and seal while still warm.



Makes enough for a large kilner jar



My mouth has been watering whilst making the jam this afternoon, and once I have cleared up the aftermath in the kitchen, I’ll make some freshly baked scones, just to make sure my jam tastes ok 🙂