Primrose Cottage is the name of the jam company that features in my novel ‘A Sticky End’ that I am hoping you will all enjoy when it launches on Monday!
This is a very straightforward recipe and I am sure you could add some secret ingredients and make it your own. I have had some lovely cherry jams with added touches of brandy and kirsch in the past, so I would suggest it is worth experimenting. However, I think Grace, a character from the book, would not approve of anything as frivolous as putting alcohol in her jams!
Makes about 5 pots of jam
- 1kg cherries
- 600g sugar
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Wash and remove stones from cherries
- Put cherries and lemon juice into a large pan and simmer until the fruit is soft
- Add the sugar, stirring until it has dissolved
- Bring to the boil and boil rapidly for about 10mins, until the jam sets when tested
- Remove any scum
- Pot up and seal at once