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« on: June 22, 2007, 20:24 »
hi all

i am going to make some tayberry jam from some frozen fruit i got from a lovely couple i done some work for.  i will be following the microwave jam making recipe found on this site.

My question is this.  I have some grease proof paper to put on top of the jam but what do i do for the lid do i just push the old lid back on or do i put some cloth on top with an elastic band around :?

please remember i am just a man and this is a serious question,  and take this into consideration before falling of your chair laughing :wink:


thanks in advance

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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2007, 20:31 »
Sterilize old lid with boiling water and re-use.

Fancy cover over re-used lid optional, but makes gifts of jam look better.

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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2007, 20:37 »
Thanks for reply david but the lid on a jar never fits properly once removed is this still ok

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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2007, 20:42 »
I suggest that you print the greaseproof with your own design and a 'made by Jack Russell' label and sell on the local farmers market  :wink:
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2007, 20:43 »
On the TV the other day, Lady from the WI said that there was no need for a wax paper top on your jam if your putting a lid on, as it can cause condensation between them causing mould.
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2007, 20:47 »
Id go for the greaseproof and a nice tight elastic band and store in a cool place as long as its going to be eaten fairly quickly..
I wish there was virtual jam tasting available mmmmm  :D

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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2007, 20:49 »
thanks pea pod but they only gave me 2lb of fruit  :lol:  :lol:  :wink:  want to make it now but not  got enough sugar in the house until tmw get to shop  :roll:

 so can i take it the lid will be fine?
 and how long will it keep?
and also how long before i can scoff it or do i just wait untill it sets ?

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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2007, 20:50 »
If mouldy, don't throw away, just spoon off the mouldy top, boil up with water and use to make wine.

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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2007, 20:51 »
I think Jack's question is mainly concerning the seal the lid is, or isn't, going to make.

I use a piece of doubled up cling flim over the top, before putting the lid back on.

As other have mooted, this can be prettied up if giving away. Excess cling film can be trimmed off & a nice piece of gingham put over the old top with an elastic band.

This is what's going to happen with most of my 22 pots of gooseberry jam!

The greaseproof paper referred to is usually a circle put directly on top of the jam itself, and not a piece used to seal the jar.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2007, 20:54 »
yup lids ok. Sterilize it as has already be said and you can scoff it straight away (we do  :D  ) Ive kept unsealed jars in my larder for 4-5 weeks and its still been fine..but maybe Im a slob?  :D So I guess as long as the lid is airtight itd be ok for quite a while

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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2007, 20:55 »
though im leaning towards the wine idea right now  :wink:

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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2007, 20:58 »
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though im leaning towards the wine idea right now  :wink:


An even better idea Peapod, hic. :wink:
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« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2007, 21:13 »
Quote from: "Ice hockey mad"
Quote from: "peapod"
though im leaning towards the wine idea right now  :wink:


An even better idea Peapod, hic. :wink:


From what I gather IHM, you lean because of the wine idea!

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« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2007, 21:15 »
Never had a problem (with hot lids on hot jam or cold lids on cold jam). If in doubt use cellophane caovers.

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« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2007, 21:18 »
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From what I gather IHM, you lean because of the wine idea!


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