Preserve-making with Anorak

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Preserve-making with Anorak

Post by humblebee » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:27 pm

I'm going to have a go at plum and apple chutney this afternoon. I thought I'd give this recipe a go. Do any of you have any final words of advice before I embark upon this risky enterprise?

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Post by Nicole Diver » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:44 pm

I'm going to make this chutney http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/ ... to-recipes tomorrow. Mostly due to the fact that a lot of my tomatoes didn't ripen and I have a lot of green tomatoes I don't know what to do with. I have no tips however as it is also my first foray into chutney making. I made some jam once and it was pretty simple though.

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Post by Nicole Diver » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:51 pm

I have just finished the chutney (making it, not eating it) and it was pretty straightforward. Don't know how it tastes yet though...

Pete, how did yours go?

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Post by humblebee » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:25 am

It was fun to make and it looks a fabulous colour. It might be a bit on the runny side though. I didn't want to keep reducing it all day though cos the plums would've just completely disintegrated and I wanted to keep some texture. Hmmm. Cornflour...?

And I'm worried it might come out too sweet. The recipe said leave it a month before you eat it, to take the edge off the vinegar. But I tried a bit before putting it in the jars and it didn't seem too sour.

Still, first attempt and all that, eh. Let us know how yours tastes, when you try it!

I might do a bit of that green tomato one too - a few of my tomatoes are left unripe as well.

Chutney is the new rock and roll, by the way, just to clear that up.

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Post by Silver Girl » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:59 am

I'd definitely give it time to settle and think about thickening up a bit. I used to make a lot of chutney, until I realised I had a larderful because no bugger eats it...
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Post by humblebee » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:38 pm

Oooh, does it thicken up while it's settling? That'd be good!

I bloody love chutney and anyone who doesn't is an incorrigible rapscallion.

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Post by Silver Girl » Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:37 pm

Today I am making grape jelly.
With grapes.
From my garden!
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Post by humblebee » Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:01 pm

Silver Girl wrote:Today I am making grape jelly.
With grapes.
From my garden!
:O

IS THAT A THING?

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Re: Preserve-making with Anorak

Post by Silver Girl » Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:14 pm

You bet your sweet bippy it is....they're very small and have pips in (duh - if you're going to plant a grape vine, why not put in a seedless one???) but they've ripened well and I got just over a lb.
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Re: Preserve-making with Anorak

Post by Silver Girl » Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:13 pm

I made marmalade again this weekend.
And for the nth year in a row, it did not bloody set.
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