I have been experimenting using my bread maker to make jam – with some success. I had been given a selection of Apples by Sam and not wanting them to go to waste I decided to make apple jelly. I used 500g of apples and a few sprigs of rosemary (picked) to make the jam, with a combination of fructose, grape juice and citric acid. I have not got the balance quite right and the jam is still too sweet. It will make a lovely apple sauce to accompany our roasts though so it will at least not go to waste. When I saw this month’s 12 loaves challenge I decided to use the apple sauce I had made in my apple and almond bread. I have once again used the bread maker to do all the hard work as at this time of the year even though the weather is slightly better I am under a lot of time pressure. I know that as soon as our summer holidays start, I will have more time on my hands to do the hard work involved in making bread. This apple bread was really lovely. You got a hint of apples in the taste and it made a really good, tasty breakfast bread.
do you make your own jams?
- 200mls water
- 30mls oil
- 7.5mls salt
- 40mls brown sugar - I used fructose
- 60mls apple sauce
- 450g bread flour
- 2.5mls citric acid
- 30mls milk powder
- 7.5mls yeast
- 60mls almonds
- Place the ingredients into your bread maker in the order listed above, from the water to the yeast
- Add the almonds to the nut dispenser (or at the beeps if you don’t have a nut dispenser)
- Select a 750g loaf and use the sweet setting
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What I blogged:
- two years ago – berry bars