Thursday, November 09, 2006

Blueberry-Blackberry-Currant Jam with Vanilla

Ah, this lovely creation appeared on a Sunday afternoon, and it's well worth repeating. I had blueberries that Per and I picked in Dalarna, red currants from raiding Per's parents' bush, and some leftover blackberries in the freezer. I combined all three (about 250 g blueberries, 100 g blackberries and 150 g red currants) with 500 g of jamming sugar (that'd be sugar with added pectin) and two split-open vanilla beans. After bringing it to a boil, I boiled for two minutes, skimmed, removed the vanilla, and poured into clean jars. That's all there's to it!

It's lovely to eat with a bowl of filmjölk (fermented milk - doesn't that sound lovely! - sort of like yogurt, but less sour. Read wiki here.)and a sprinkling of demerara sugar.

Recipe in Swedish:
Blåbärssylt med björnbär, röda vinbär och vanilj


dagmar said...

Sounds lovely, Anne. I hardly ever get neither black or red currants and the store bought are really expensive (like 35 kr for one tiny box which can't contain more than around 80-100 gr).

Rachael said...

Can you buy jamming sugar in the market? Its just prepared that way? Cool!

Anne said...

Dagmar, I'm lucky enough that Per's mom has several bushes of red currants, and there's a black currant bush right outside our house. I have way too much stashed in the freezer, and it was mainly a filler for this recipe but it did work to make it a bit less sweet! :)

Rachael - yes! Actually several varieties, and it's very handy for spur of the moment jam-making.