|Home-made apricot jam.|
Apricots are in season now and are a good price. I decided to make some apricot jam yesterday. I followed the same recipe as I had used to make strawberry jam last month. http://brightlycolouredsunflowers.blogspot.com/2012/05/strawberry-jam.html It was a scorching hot day here, 37° C and I was left standing over a hot stove stirring the jam as it cooked. Before I embark on another jam making session, I will check the weekly weather forecast first and try and postpone this activity to a day when the weather is not as hot. Making jam is an immensely satisfying feeling, fresh apricots have a wonderfully subtle aroma and the end product is a lovely deep amber colour.
|Here the apricots, sugar and the slivers of orange rind are coming to the boil.|
Once you make your apricot jam, then you can slather it in between the layers of a scrumptious Chocolate sponge cake. Here is a link to this recipe from the BBC Food website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/chocolate_cake_48307