Saturday, 18 September 2010

Tomato ketchup

This is similar to making chutney.

1kg tomatoes
2 onions
1 red pepper
80g sugar
100ml vinegar
spices of choice - garlic, mustard, cinnamon, mixed spice, ginger, salt, pepper

Soften tomatoes, onions and pepper then put through a sieve or blend.
Add sugar and vinegar
Simmer until thickened - 15 - 20 min
Put into hot sterilized jars.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Plub jab

Plums from a friend went into the 'new' jam pan....




to make ...


Dorset apple tray bake


  • 1 lb cooking apples (such as Bramley)

  • juice of ½ lemon

  • 8 oz butter , softened

  • 10 oz golden caster sugar

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 12 oz self-raising flour

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • demerara sugar , to sprinkle

    1. Heat oven to 180C. Butter and line a rectangular baking tin (approx 27cm x 20cm) with parchment paper. Peel, core and thinly slice the apples then squeeze the lemon juice over. Set to one side.
    2. Place the butter, caster sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour and baking powder into a large bowl and mix well until smooth. Spread half the mixture into the prepared tin. Arrange half the apples over the top of the mixture, then repeat the layers. Sprinkle over the demerara sugar. 3 Bake for 45-50 mins until golden and springy to the touch. Leave to cool for 10 mins, then turn out of tin and remove paper. Cut into bars or squares.

    Friday, 3 September 2010

    Kitchen window - September 2010

    Harvest

    We are starting to harvest the corn.