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THE PECTIN PURIST

ARE YOU A PECTIN PURIST OR SOMETHING OF A FRAUD?

I AM A PECTIN PURIST Pectin purists love that the fruit and pectin  are to be found together and all ready for that preserving moment. Pectin is sitting there in the skins of the best fruits and so just combining some of the high pectin fruits with low pectin fruits ensures a perfect set – the…
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MINCEMEAT IS NOT JUST FOR MINCE PIES

Try mincemeat slices and share your recipes

      Well Mrs Patmore would be proud of me – even dewy eyed – as I get the mincemeat mix ready now  to enjoy later. I may not have the residents of Downton to feed although it sometimes seems like it. I chose the simplest of Beryl’s six mincemeat recipes just substituting vegetarian…
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Marmalade

A sure set

Choosing fruits with high pectin content such lemons and oranges are a safe start if you are anxious about your marmalade or jam setting. The pectin in citrus fruit is high in the skin not in the fruit itself so don’t hold back adding peel. See Beryl’s list of high, medium and low pectin content on…
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