1 kg (2 1/4 lb) Siúcra Sure-Set jam Sugar
1 kg (2 1/4 lb) Blackcurrants fresh or frozen
About 425 ml (3/4 pt) water for fresh fruit OR about 150 ml (1/4 pt) water for frozen fruit
Remove the stalks, wash the fruit and put into a large saucepan with the water.
Bring to the boil and simmer gently stirring occasionally, to prevent sticking, until the fruit breaks down and the skins are soft. Fresh fruit can take up to 1/2 hour to soften, frozen fruit may only take 10 minutes, make sure all of the added water is evaporated off.
Add the Sure-Set and heat stirring until it is dissolved, then bring to the boil and boil vigorously for 4 minutes. (See 'Adding Sure-Set' for details on boiling and timing).
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.