Damson Preserve Recipe
This recipe is the one from Kirstie's HandMade Britain & featured in Kirsties Craft Book
We were delighted to be asked to make a return appearance to help Kirstie in her new Channel 4 series, Kirsties Handmade Britain.
We hope you enjoy the recipe, if you have any queries, please drop by the blog where Victoria will be glad to help - happy cooking!
- 2.7kg (6lb) damsons
- 2kg (4.5lbs) sugar
- 290ml (0.5pint) orange juice
- Zest 1 orange
Count the washed fruit into a saucepan (tells you how many stones need to come out)
Add the zest and juice of orange and simmer until soft.
Let go cold and with clean hands/plastic gloves count out all stones.
Warm fruit and add sugar, bring to a boil stirring until the sugar has dissolved.
Rapid boil for 10mins (occasionally stir to check not sticking) test for set (wrinkle on saucer)
Bottle into sterilized jars.
Makes approximately 9lbs