Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Using Up - Half a Pot of Cherry Jam

This pot of cherry jam was bought just after we moved here to make a cheesecake and then was abandoned in the fridge. We’d had the odd spoonful on our toast, but because I now make my own jam, it just never got used, so I found this recipe for Raspberry Buns and thought it would be a great way to use it up. Mine didn’t look like the pictures at all and getting the jam in the middle was a bit more fiddly than the recipe suggested. So next time I will make a ball, push my finger in to make a hole, add a dollop of jam and try and cover it over. Even though they looked a bit more rustic, they were very tasty and didn’t last long.

Jam Filled Cakes
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Jam Filled Cakes 3

16 comments:

  1. They look brilliant, I would eat one, if there any left over. I have a great recipe for jam slices, which uses up the ends of jam, but it does use coconut. And I know some people are not that keen. Xx

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    1. Yes please, I have half a bag of coconut to use up so that would be great x

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  2. I have a brand new jar of cherry jam unopened!!!! Still sealed and it looks fine but I need to use our own up as well. Plus all the ones still in the freezer, but I think I may dehydrate them. The ones I previously dehydrated I have been using in recipes that use currants and what an improvement. They are also nice to just snack on :-) Hope you are drier that we are 345 mm in two months! Diane xx

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    1. Hope to grab some cherries before the birds do this year for dehydrating. Just had our first failure, our dehydrated plums had gone mouldy in the jar. Perhaps they weren't dried for long enough.

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    2. When you have finished dehydrating a fruit or vegetable, let them cool down, then put them in a zip lock plastic bag, squeezing as much of the air out as possible. If using a jar, put them in the smallest jar possible so there is not too much air left in the jar. Once you have packed the produce, keep an eye on it and if there is any sign of moisture on the inside of the bag put the produce in the dehydrator again.
      Hope this helps!

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    3. Thanks Vera for the tip. They were cool but the jar was probably to big for the quantity dried. There was no sign of moisture in the jar but there was definitely mould. I will pop them in a bag first next time x

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  3. Hi kerry,
    They look great and will taste good too. Sheila has a recipe for everything (she sent me a recipe for shredded wheat biscuits which looks yummy).Is she, by any chance, your Mum or sister? xx

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    1. Sheila is my Mum and yes, she has loads of great recipes. Mum has sent me the jam and coconut fingers which I'm going to try soon and her malt loaf is delicious x

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  4. Nice buns! Will have a go at making a batch when I make some of our jam....we ran out of DIY jam just before Christmas!

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    1. Do you have fruit in the freezer? I've made jam and chutney successfully from frozen fruit.

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  5. At first glance I thought they were the raspberry buns that we used to make as kids - pushing a thumb into the dough and adding a blob of jam. (Nowadays called thumbprint cookies.) they look delicious.

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    1. I think that's what they are Jean but the recipe said to flatten the dough, add the jam and then wrap the dough round the jam. My hands were a mess. Overly complicated to me, so I will just be sticking my thumb in next time.

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    1. They were and I'm going to try them with fig jam next x

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  7. They do look good... but I've looked long and hard for them on this table....
    can't see them anywhere... the table mat is there... but the cakes aren't.
    What a shame...

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    1. So funny, but I'm sure if you try or nag hard enough they will appear :)

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