Winter Preserves for Christmas
Tuesday 22/11/11 00:00 - 23/11/11 00:00
A practical hands on course covering different methods of preserving with an emphasis on recipes that are suitable for Christmas and that could grace your own table or be used as Christmas gifts.
Preserving was once a necessity for the town and country kitchen. Whilst this is no longer the case it is still a wonderful way to complete the cycle of growing your own, or to wind up a day spent foraging in the hedgerows, and home made preserves taste far better than anything commercially bought. This 2 day course is a practical hands on look at the many different methods of preserving including: jams and jellies, syrups and cordials, vinegars, drying and candying. You will learn about selecting produce, pectin contents, setting point, sterilising jars and storing the finished product. We will also decorate the jars so that they can be given as gifts. Recipes for preserves made on the course will be provided. Preserves will include some or all of the following: • Jellies: red chilli jelly • Christmas chutney • Bottled fruit • Relish • Jam making • Candied fruits and nuts (e.g. oranges/ hazelnuts) 9.30am - 4.30pm Cost: Two day courses are £130 (£95 concs)