Once you have mastered the skill of making homemade delicious preserves you will feel a sense of accomplishment as you begin to stock your pantry or larder. Imagine sharing your delicious homemade produce; jams to spread on hot buttered toast or to sandwich cakes together, chutneys to accompany summer salads or Christmas buffets, jellies to glaze roasts or boost gravies; fruit flavoured spirits to revive you on cold winter evenings or to add zest to long cool summer drinks. Whatever you choose to use your preserves for you can be sure of one thing: you will feel a sense of pride each time you either gift them or use them in your food preparations.
Jam and Chutney workshops
FULL DAY/Cost £60.00 pp
In the workshop you will learn how to make 2 different preserves, a jam and a chutney using a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Guided by myself through instruction and demonstration you will prepare and process the fruits and vegetables, from those available, into delicious preserves that you will take home with you at the end of the day.
The day will begin with a tasting session of jams and jellies that you will learn to make followed by a brief overview of how preserving works, the equipment needed and basic jam and chutney making methods.
You will then cook at your own work station, by induction hob or gas hob in a friendly, informal atmosphere.
Throughout the day everything you need to prepare and make your preserves will be supplied, including a restorative cup of tea or coffee.
Lunch will provide another opportunity to sample homemade preserves such as pickles and chutneys as accompaniments to a delicious homemade meal.
Half day workshops are also available where you can make one type of preserve. Morning coffee instead of lunch will be served.