This was a real trip down memory lane. Somewhere in the distant fogs of my youth I think I remember my grandma making this. The taste is definately something I remember...
A friend of mine has a weeping mulberry tree and we used to collect leaves from it when we kept silkworms. She kindly let us pick the berries yesterday for a couple of jars of jam.
My son came home with stained hands, mouth and feet! Too cute - I remember that purple blue stain on my own feet as a kid.
I used the Ball's Quick Berry Jam recipe as I had found some Pectin in the UK when I was there. (It was lurking in my sisters grocery cupboard!)
We did this recipe twice for a 8 bottle yield.
4 cups of berries
7 cups of sugar (close your eyes while you read that!)
2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
Bring to a boil that you can't turn down...yes my first batch did overflow!
Then stir in pectin and boil for 1 minute.
Decant into hot sterilized jars.
We had on toast today as a snack - very yummy.