What you need to make jam:
Put your blackberries into a pan, with the water, lemon zest and lemon Juice and start cooking over a high heat.
Stir well. I must confess, we totally forgot about the zest :- / but it still turned out OK :-)
To check if your jam has set, pour a drop onto a saucer and leave it to cool for a mo. Give it a nudge with your fingernail - if the jam wrinkles it has set. If it is still too runny continue to cook until it reaches a thicker consistency.
Decant into your sterilised jam jars ...
... and pop on a jam cover and lid to keep your jam fresh and store in a cool, dark place!
To finish off your jam with a pretty lid, simply cut a circle out of some fabric (we drew around a teacup). Secure onto the lid with an elastic band and finish it off with a ribbon and label.
Our jam was scrumptious, and I wasn't the only one who thought so - Yidan's gorgeous little girl Natalie gave it two thumbs up too! Jam isn't the only thing Yidan excels at - check out the beautiful jewellery in her Etsy and Ebay shop ... she's my go-too gal at Christmas and birthdays!
JM & Yidan