Tuesday, August 3, 2010
My daughter, Christy and I got together and learned to can jam, today. It was one of my goals after learning to make bread. It sure fits, bread and jam, they taste so good together. We didn't get started until afternoon and worked at it for several hours which included 6 children to tend to, also. We were both under the impression that it was going to be hard to do, but after canning 16 jars of blackberry and rasberry jam we both agreed it was rewarding and not a big deal. We used the water bath canning method that meant submerging the filled jars in the canner and boiling for 12 minutes. We both loved hearing the seals pop as they came out of the canner. I had also made bread and my sons and grandchildren, plus a neighbor boy enjoyed eating slices smothered in the warm jam, so good!! My next goal is to can using a pressure cooker.