Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Food Discussions' started by LadyBelle, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. LadyBelle

    LadyBelle Senior Member


    Had a glut of strawberries so thought I’d have a go at making jam. Used gin instead of water but have to be honest can’t really taste it!

    This is a bit too sweet for my taste but every one I’ve given a jar to has liked it. Managed to get a decent set. I think strawberry jam is easy to make so I’m not being too smug ;-)

    Anyone else a jam maker?
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  2. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Love your labels! Maybe the sweetness overpowered the gin taste. As you will know, gin has juniper in it so I suppose you could have added extra juniper to boost the flavour. But, I'll be honest - strawberry and juniper doesn't strike me as a perfect partnership. Gin in marmalade would be another matter though!
  3. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Midlands, England

    Leicester UK
    I once made raspberry jam, it was nice but as I am the only 1 who eats it it isn't worth doing it again.
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  4. LadyBelle

    LadyBelle Senior Member

    Wilko’s labels! Cheap and cheerful (like me - apart from the cheerful!).

    Yeah, I used a strong tasting gin - that was not to my taste as I wanted to get it used up. It’s edible so I’m not unhappy.
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  5. LadyBelle

    LadyBelle Senior Member

    Yeah I’m not a jam lover, so it’s been given to a few friends and neighbors. Kept some for Victoria sponge filling.
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