Last year I was given a huge bag of fresh rhubarb from Izzys gran but I’m not really a massive fan of it on its own. I made some of it into a crumble and then I decided to make the rest into jam but I didn’t want plain old rhubarb jam so I used vanilla infused caster sugar and orange zest & juice to make it extra special.
You will need:
1kg of fresh rhubarb, washed and diced
100ml of orange juice
100ml of water
Zest of 1 Orange
400grams of vanilla infused caster sugar or 400g of caster sugar and seeds of 1 vanilla pod
Combine all ingredients in a heavy based saucepan over a medium heat for approximately 50 minutes or until thick. Ladle into sterile jars and seal.The jam will thicken more as it cools.
Store in the refrigerator.
If giving jam as a gift to friends/family or in a hamper as I do at Christmas time why not get some labels made up to make it look extra special? Hampers I made last year, including home made jam!