I really should know better. I’ve been cooking up a batch of kiwifruit jam this morning, and I’ve made it many times before. Into the preserving pan went the fruit, which is then squashed down with a potatoe masher. But did I bother to read the recipe properly? No, I thought I knew exactly what to do. In went the sugar, then the lemon juice, all carefully measured. Then I re-read the recipe to see how long the mixture should bubble away for in the pan.
Ooops – I should have cooked the fruit before adding the sugar. Oh dear, it’s too late now. So I just stirred it all together and hoped for the best. Luckily my jam turned out well. It’s all bottled and labelled. But the kitchen bench looks a bit like a bomb site. Never mind, I’ve always said I’m a messy cook! That’s why I need to wear an apron.