I love making jam at home. No, I love having my bread baking machine make jam for us.
This week I got two books from the library with recipes for making jam, one of them is the one you see below (sorry, it is German).
It has so many delicious recipes in it I didn’t know where to start. So I started with what I had at home and made apricot jam with chocolate. Actually, that recipe is not even in the book, it gave the recipes for either raspberry-chocolate jam or strawberry-chocolate jam, so I adapted them a bit for my purposes.
The result is more than yummy!
Here is my recipe (only a small amount, I don’t make jam to last 5 years for a family of ten):
- 600g apricots, without stones and cut up into small cubes
- 300g jam sugar (2:1)
- a bit of lemon juice
- 100g chocolate, grated to flakes (I used less than the recipes said)
Set the chocolate aside. Make jam from the remaining ingredients as usual (I just throw everything into my bread baking machine and wait until it beeps. When it is done and gels, add the chocolate flakes and fill them into the containers, put the lid on, turn them on their heads for a few minutes. Let cool down. Enjoy!
For labels I used the wonderful round labels by Cathe Holden. I normally put them on the lid, because they cover whatever is on the lid and they fit perfectly. On her blog Just something I made Cathe shares a lot of great designs to use for your craft projects. Check her out!