I love home cooked jam. It’s something so easy to make and the taste is so much better!
This time I experimented with two of my favorites; Blackberries and Star Anise.
Mainrule: For every pound of fruit use half of the weight in sugar.
Jam – with Blackberries and Anise
Ingredients: (gives four 4-oz jars)
1/2 lb fresh black berries
1/4 lb sugar
1/4 cup water
4 whole Star Anise
Cook the berries with water and the Star Anise for about 20 minutes.
Add sugar and cook to dissolved.
Remove the Star Anise but don’t throw away.
Blend with a hand blender and pour into scalded Jars.
Add one of the previous cooked Star Anise to each jar.