Monday, 29 December 2014

Handmade Christmas part 2

I bough home a tray of strawberries from the local fruit & veg shop a couple of weeks ago, and made a new batch of jam...

The recipe is from here of course-

We also made a batch of Picalilli vegetable chutney, recipe from the River Cottage website. Must remember to take a photo of a jar of Picalilli. It was made back in November, because it has to sit for 6 weeks before eating! It was hard to wait, but worth it! Lots of lovely chunky veges ( about 6) and spicy mustardy flavours, great with a slice of lightly toasted sourdough, and some cheese for a " ploughman's lunch".

I also made a batch ( about 8 logs) of biscuit salami! It is a heat and mix combo, a bit like the classic condensed milk and Marie biscuit "rum balls" or "blobs" as my sister and I used to call them, but with a few extras like sultanas, dried cranberries and macadamia nuts. You roll it into logs and tie up like a sausage, them cut into slices to serve. Yummy! The other difference is no coconut- I love coconut milk in curries, but cannot stand dessicated/ flaked/ diced etc. coconut. So I use biscuit crumbs instead for rolling. The logs are stored in the freezer, so handy for last minute gifts, or making ahead of time if you are super organized!

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  1. That biscuit salami sounds delicious. I think I'll have to try that some time. I'm with you on the dessicated coconut - I don't see the point of it, except to get stuck in your teeth. Rolling it in biscuits crumbs sounds like a much better idea.

  2. We could do with the piccalilli recipe for our jam making day at school in two weeks.

  3. Recipe is from River Cottage website - Amanda must have a recipe already because I know she talked about making some at home and everything being stained yellow from the tumeric!


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