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Prepare the jam jars at the end of step 3, so that the jars are ready at the same time as the jam.
The key to making successful jam is to weigh the fruit and sugar carefully. Use jam sugar that contains pectin, which is a natural setting agent found in varying quantities in fruit. Preserving sugar is also available, and contains larger crystals of sugar which dissolve more easily, but do not contain the extra pectin.
A sharp knife, a preserving pan or large wide heavy-based pan, long-handled wooden spoon, 4 saucers placed in the freezer, a slotted spoon, a wooden chopping board, a heatproof measuring jug, 8 x 450g prepared jam jars, 1 x pack Safewrap Jam Pot Covers.
This recipe was first published in August 2001.