1 1/2 kg (3 lb) Siúcra Granulated Sugar
1 1/2 kg (3 lb) Blackberries
70 ml (1/8 pint, 2 1/2 fl.oz) water
2 tablespoons lemon juice OR 1/2 level teaspoon citric or tartaric acid
Wash and drain the blackberries and place in a greased preserving pan or thick-based saucepan with the water and the lemon juice or acid.
Bring to the boil and then simmer gently until the fruit is completely softened and the contents of the pan have reduced.
Add the warmed sugar and stir until dissolved, then boil rapidly to setting point.Pot and cover in the usual way; label and date. (See 'Potting and covering' for details).
Here you can find both satisfying and sweet treats for a very happy Easter weekend.
Time for citrus
Is there anything better than to start the morning with homemade marmalade on your toast. Let the season's citrus fruits inspire you.
Inspired by the Japanese breakfast staple, Puffed Pancakes with Strawberries, Cinnamon Syrup and Lemon Cream, served warm and straight from the pan are sure to be a winner with all the family.
Mmm! What could be better than a rich, sumptuous chocolate cake to lift the spirits – either as an indulgent treat or to round off a meal.
Cheesecakes of every kind
How about serving up a creamy, tangy cheesecake rather than a regular cake at your party? Cheesecakes come in many different variations, forms and flavours.