19 July 2011
Mac Black Raspberry Jam
Imagine a juicy blackberry combined with the sweetness of a raspberry, draw back the red curtains...The Mac Black is here.
I bought a pack of Mac Black raspberries from Tesco yesterday; first I thought it was a print mistake but googled it straight away, read the term 'super food' and yes worth £2.
The raspberries and blackberries all had front row seats.
How quickly did you guys catch on?
Sterilized a preserving jar in the dishwasher.
500g Mac Black raspberries
500g Silver Spoon jam sugar with added pectin
1 tsp butter
Berries in a pot, on a low heat
Sugar in next, keep on stirring
Turn up the heat, add the butter
When it comes to the boil, keep it there for 4 minutes.
The timer was on and I was very strict about this!
Turn off and pour mixture in jar.
My jar was too big.
Sealed and in the dark cupboard for the rest of the day.
My evening consisted of cycling in the rain with a Bloc Party playlist in my head.
Got back home and found myself interviewing potential housemates.
I felt like saying ‘seriously just print off your CV, and we will get back to you’.
After that I did something a bit naughty.
The jam was set, so had to taste it on a thick slice of toast.
Mac Black raspberries are being especially grown for Tesco from the UK’s biggest berry growers Hall Hunter. These berries have nothing to do with the blackberry and come from the raspberry family.
There is a demand for them because they contain a high amount of antioxidants that can repair damaging molecules in the body, aid damaged cells and destroy free radicals. The studies have been taking place at Ohio State University.