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Gina
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:46 pm    Post subject: Blueberry Jam(recipe and pic) Reply with quote

This was taught during the baking class by Pauline Loh. She actually used Dried Cranberries. But since i had a pack of dried blueberries in the freezer, I thought of replacing it with that.



photo shows those red in white bowls..are actually Cranberry jam


here's the close up of the Cranberry Jam


Ingredients
100g Dried Blueberries
lemon zest from 1 lemon(I use orange zest coz no lemons at home)
3 tbsp sugar(more if you prefer it sweeter)
1 pc Cinnamon stick
1 pc Star Aniseed
250ml water
2 tbsp unsalted butter

Method
1. Add water and blueberries in a pot and simmer over low heat for 10 mins.
2. Add butter and stir till it melts.
3. Add rest of ingredients and cover the pot to simmer over low heat for another 5 mins.
4. The mixture should be sticky.
5. Turn off fire, leave to cool completely before serving.

Notes
At step 3, I cook for 10 mins instead of 5 and use the spoon to mash some parts of the blueberries to get that nice creamy blueberry jam with some bits intact too.

Pauline says that you can serve this with freshly baked Scones and some whipped cream.

or with Roast Turkey !
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aiya, I just finished snacking on my packet of dried cranberries, should have kept some. Need to go get another pack now, the jam looks good Very Happy Thanks for the recipe, Gina.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angie

7 Eleven also sells Dried Cranberries..bought mine this morning after sending the small girl to school. There is a 7 Eleven outlet near my flat! coffee
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks delish. Can I substitute with strawberries?
Is the texture thick or runny btw?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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well, Pauline added less water for the cranberry jam. so its was thick. I added more water, thus it was more runny.

don't know about using fresh strawberries though. But I can ask her when I see her on Wednesday..can you wait till then? will have withdrawal symptoms or not?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gina, I made the cranberry jam Razz



Took your advice to mash up the cranberries. It taste really great, and has a very fragrant butter aroma. Thanks for the recipe Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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wah so fast! :shock:
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gina can we sub for fresh cranberries or other fresh berries? Blueberries would be awesome too.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I think you can. But in Singapore, fresh fruits like Blueberries or Cranberries are hard to come by and also too expensive to use. So Pauline uses the dried ones.

the recipe I share was using Dried Blueberries.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gina wrote:
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wah so fast! :shock:

Mr. Green Hmm.. Gina, looks like you've been up quite late(or quite early), 12.22am :roll:
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no choice..Melody is down is high fever thru out the night. Had to wake up at different intervals to check temperature and to sponge her. Temperature before bedtime(9pm) was 39.1C :shock:
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gina wrote:
no choice..Melody is down is high fever thru out the night. Had to wake up at different intervals to check temperature and to sponge her. Temperature before bedtime(9pm) was 39.1C :shock:


39.1 :shock: That's very high! You'll be bringing her to the doc? Take care, both Melody and yourself.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh my, i hope the fever had subsided by now ... *praying*
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

poor girl is still sleeping. will bring her to doctor later.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gina wrote:
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well, Pauline added less water for the cranberry jam. so its was thick. I added more water, thus it was more runny.

don't know about using fresh strawberries though. But I can ask her when I see her on Wednesday..can you wait till then? will have withdrawal symptoms or not?

coffee


I think I should be able to wait until then....haha.
Thanks, anyway.
Btw, can keep for how long? No need to use pectin?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No need pectin. Even all the jam recipes that Stefanie posted doesn't need it. It turned out fine. :lol:
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mycoffee

Pauline says that Cranberries have pectin in it..so no need to use pectin.

since its freshly made, she said upto 1 week in the fridge is fine. Best to make enough for 1 to 2 seating. It smells really great when its freshly made.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gina wrote:

It smells really great when its freshly made.


I agree coffee my kitchen smells so nice last night. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can use fresh berries...which are high in pectin content on it's own.
Cooking releases the pectin.
If in any event,you find berries expensive,you can mix and match with cheaper fruits.
For example,yesterday I just made blueberry and grape jam.
Tastes awesome... Very Happy

Will share the recipe in my jam thread here:
http://www.kitchencapers.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=44319#44319
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gina wrote:
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I think you can. But in Singapore, fresh fruits like Blueberries or Cranberries are hard to come by and also too expensive to use. So Pauline uses the dried ones.

the recipe I share was using Dried Blueberries.



Thanks Gina. I hope Melody gets better soon, poor kiddo.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gina,

I've some frozen blueberries in the fridge, want to made the jam above, can I use the recipe direct or any change needed?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jennifer

my blueberries are also from the fridge coffee no changes to the recipe.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Gina,

I bought those fresh ones sometime ago and freeze them. Was wonder is it the same as dried ones. Looking forward making my own jam.Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frozen ones tend to exude more liquid so watch out..
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Stefanie for the advise.
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