Baking

Raspberry jam 

Quick and easy to make in the microwave this jam is ideal to make when fruit is in season and plenty full .

Ingredients

Makes about 500 ml

500g raspberries

45ml lemon juice

400 ml white sugar

Method

Combine the raspberries and lemon juice in a large glass bowl. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Remove and stir well. Add the sugar and stir well. Return to the microwave and microwave at 5 minute intervals, stirring well after each 5 minutes. Repeat this until the setting point is reached. Test by dropping a little of the mixture onto a cold plate, if it forms a gel then it is ready. The cooking time should take about 15 minutes.

Skim off any foam from the jam. Spoon into sterilized jars and seal while still hot.

Delicious served on buttermilk scones with fresh cream.

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