I am meant to be studying for a maths exam...you know taking advantage of having time off to really get a head start on revising for the big make or break exam...and I swear I have been doing just that...but after 3 days in hoodies and sweatpants doing nothing but drinking coffee and studying I just need a break.
I bought some rhubarb when I was at Earthy on Saturday but haven't had a chance to even think about using it. This morning I thought I would stew it with some apples for tonight's dinner...and then I spied half a package of frozen mixed berries in my freezer...perfect...jam.
After a suitable amount of time studying, and swearing and yanking my hair out...I dumped the frozen berries into a largish saucepan, added 4 stalks of rhubarb cut into 2cm pieces and enough water to juuuuust skim the top of the fruit. The heat went on and I got back to the books. After a few minutes of bubbling away I added about 1/2 cup of sugar stirred it all and then let it simmer away until thick.
I don't bother with the frozen saucer and back of the spoon trick...if it parts like the red sea in the pot that's good enough for me..besides I like my jam on the softer side. I ended up with a decent sized jar and a smaller jar and a little ramekin filled with jam...procrastination doesn't get much better than this.