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Cherry Tomatoe and Chilli Jam

10 May

Cherry Tomatoe and Chilli JamThe Cherry tomato plants were taking over the front garden. Before I finally took them out I harvested about 1 kg of tomato’s. Lets make Jam!

 What we used

1. 1 kg of Cherry Tomatoes
2. 3 Chillies
3. 1 kg Sugar
4. 2 lemons

 

 

 

 

Step 1

Harvest some Cherry Tomatoes and Some Chillies. I Suppose you can buy them as well. We picked about 1 kilogram from our Garden.

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Step 2

Cherry Tomatoes

Wash the cherry tomatoes. And then split        them with a knife. Other recipes say to de-seed and skin the tomatoes. . . . Yeah right. You try to de-seed and skin 150 cherry tomatoes. I happen to enjoy the preserved skins on my toast.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3

Step 3

My wife Raelene then de-seeded and expertly chopped the 2 chillies. I suppose you could use more if you like chillies. We harvested our own small and potent birds eye chillies from our garden. I must say that the chillies really add something special to the taste.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4

Step 4

Raelene grated the lemon rind (zest) from the 2 lemons very fine and added it to the tomatoes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5

Step 5

Squeeze the juice from the lemons and add it to the tomatoes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6

Add the 1 Kg. sugar – we used brown. Mix the mixture together and leave to stand for an hour or two.

 

Step 7

Step 7

Bring the mixture to the boil. Then reduce the heat so it can simmer for about 1 to 1 and a half hours. To test the consistency of the jam, spoon a teaspoon of jam onto a cold saucer. The consistency should be stiff rather than runny. I personally like runny jam. It is somehow tastier.

 

 

 

 

 

Final Step

Final Step

Bottle the jam. We washed the jam jars in boiling water before bottling it. It made about 3 and a half bottles. Very tasty. I enjoy it on toast, bread, and with cheese and biscuits