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CS-042: Get Your Jams and Jellies to Set

July 24, 2020 in Canning Basics, Podcast Episodes, Uncategorized, Water Bath Processing

Today, we talk about what it takes to get your jams and jellies to set.

  1. Pectin – what it is.
  2. The concept of “a set” and what it means.
  3. Best method of testing for set.
  4. Pectin’s role – to pectin, or not to pectin.
  5. Making your own pectin.

Made a lot of jam since we last got together –

  1. Strawberry vanilla
  2. Strawberry japaleno
  3. Cherry
  4. Chery almond
  5. Blueberry, and,
  6. A raspberry / blueberry combo.

Also made my incredible blueberry muffins. It’s a special treat that I love to make when the berries are freshest.  Of course I have a little of John’s touch, a little sum-sum, to make them really great.

Note:  You’re not hearing things.  In the audio, I called this episode #43 by mistake. It really is supposed to be episode #42. By the time I discovered the mistake, it was too late as the show had posted.  -john

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