This vegetable oil brownie is quick and easy to put together in 15- minutes. No equipment required, no chocolate or chocolate chip required, as brownie is made with oil.
4 hrs 40 mins
Make delicious sweet black cherry jam with just three ingredients. The cherry jam has a very delicious taste, fruity aroma and lovely color.
Deseeding cherries can be tedious. You can either use a cherry pitter or just open the cherries with your finger and pull out the seed.
Transfer pitted cherries to the thick and wide-based pot. Add sugar and lemon juice. Mix well and let the cherries rest (macerate) it in the fridge for 3-4 hours or overnight.
Cook jam for 10 minutes on medium-low heat until soft. Pro tip: The preserve is actually ready at this stage just bring it to a rolling boil before filling the jars.
You may mash it to keep chunky jam.
Depending on how you intend to use the jam you can blend. You may do a few whizzes.
When you see the jam has thickened. Wait for a minute. You can make a line on the spatula. If the line is thick test the jam.
Keep 2 plates in the freezer to chill for a cold plate test. Transfer a little jam to the cold plate and that will show you the consistency of the finished preserve.
Ladle hot jam to clean dry jars. Let it cool completely before placing the lids. If storing this no pectin jam in a fridge or freezer, sterilization of jars or canning is not needed.
By Mariam Sodawater