This is a collection of tempting recipes to accompany every dish. It is a feast of over 30 fabulous recipes for your storecupboard, with fruit-filled jams, smooth jellies, and tasty pickles and chutneys. It shows you how to prepare mouthwatering recipes using seasonal ingredients from citrus fruits and fresh plums to ripe tomatoes and root ginger. It features classic sweet creations such as Raspberry Preserve, Clementine Marmalade, Lemon & Lime Curd, and Crab Apple Jelly. It contains a selection of chutneys, pickles, mustards and relishes such as Piccalilli, Clove-spiced Mustard, Kashmir Chutney and Nectarine Relish. There is nothing quite as satisfying as making your own preserves, and this concise guide shows you how to do just that. You can make the most of a glut of fruit by transforming it into a delicious jam, jelly or chutney at home. The recipes on offer here range from classic Strawberry Jam, Candied Citrus Slices and Mint & Apple Jelly to Christmas Chutney, Bread & Butter Pickles and Toffee Onion Relish. A handy technique section covers choosing containers, sterilizing bottles and jars, applying seals and labels, and testing for the setting point.
With clear instructions and a picture of every preserve, this is a practical and inspirational book for all cooks.
Valerie Ferguson is a highly experienced food writer and editor, who ran a catering service and cooking school.