Jam and chutney-making - harvest in a jar
Learn some tricks of the trade from professional jam-maker Hannah Taylor! (Click on her name to see more about her.)
On this one-day course, you will make a raspberry jam and a beetroot chutney, and learn the principles of jam-making and bottling along the way.
Please look carefully at the What to Bring list below, as you will need all of it. Hannah says that ingredients don't have to be exact, but this is a good start.
- Welcome and introductions
- Jam making basics: sugar, sterlisation of jars, what size pans, commercial jam/homemade jam
- Make the jam
- Begin prep for chutney
- Chutney discussion and making
- Introduction to jellies and tasting
- Recipe books
- Round up
Comments from past students:
A very knowledgeable tutor, and plenty of time and encouragement to ask questions. We went away with ten pots of jams and chutneys and the courage to go on making them. Excellent! Julie B.
Always enjoy the courses here. Graham B.
The leader's presentation was excellent, clear, hands on, informative and she answered questions. I learnt the skills I wanted to learn. Beautiful, relaxing and welcoming atmosphere. A well run course, lovely lunch and cups of tea. Really pleased with what I learnt. Very good introduction. Thank you! Helen
I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the course on Sunday; I thought Hannah was really engaging with the group - it made for an enjoyable day. The course has certainly given me the confidence to make more and I've already been making some more chutney this week. I have now found some elderberries and have since picked 1kg of them so will be making something with those; thank you for your help. I would certainly be recommending the courses at Assington and can't wait to come back to attend another course. The whole setting made for an enjoyable day. Claire B.
Very good lunch and scones. Really enjoyable course with a friendly teacher.
Thank you so much. Really enjoyed the course and it is a beautiful setting.
Brilliant, loved it. Thank you!
Very knowledgeable tutor. Excellent all round. Feb lunch. Tutor very helpful and clearly knew her stuff! Thank you very much.
Wonderful course. Many thanks.
Very enjoyable and informative! Excellent presentation.
What to Bring
2 large heavy-bottomed saucepans
Vegetable knives for preparation and chopping
Chopping boards and measuring jugs
6 x 1lb jam jars (or more just in case you get carried away!)
1 kg of raspberries (you can freeze your crop as it arrives, or buy frozen or fresh ones for the day)
1 kg of jam sugar (red packet)
1.4 kg beetroot
600ml distilled malt vinegar
Some powdered ginger
Scales if you have them.
Ladle, funnel and a peeler