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Jam And Chutney-Making - Harvest In A Jar - one day course

Jam And Chutney-Making - Harvest In A Jar - one day course

Course Provider: Assington Mill

Contact Name: Anne Holden

Telephone: 01787 229955

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Assington Mill
CO10 5LZ

Course Length: One day (10-4.30)

Price: £90

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Course Start Dates
Saturday 8th September 2018


Jam And Chutney-Making - Harvest In A Jar
Tutor: Hannah Taylor

Learn some tricks of the trade from professional jam-maker Hannah Taylor!

On this one-day course, you will make a raspberry jam and a beetroot chutney, and others if there is time, and learn the principles of jam-making and bottling along the way.

Please look carefully at the What to Bring list below, as you will need all of it. Hannah says that ingredients don't have to be exact, but this is a good start.

Course content:

Welcome and introductions
Jam making basics: sugar, sterilisation of jars, what size pans, commercial jam/homemade jam
Make the jam
Begin prep for chutney
Chutney discussion and making
Introduction to jellies and tasting
Recipe books
Round up

What to Bring

2 large heavy-bottomed saucepans

Wooden spoons

Vegetable knives for preparation and chopping

Chopping boards and measuring jugs

6 x 1lb jam jars (or more just in case you get carried away!)

1 kg of raspberries (you can freeze your crop as it arrives, or buy frozen or fresh ones for the day)

1 kg of jam sugar (red packet)

1400 kg beetroot

700g apples

2 onions

600ml distilled malt vinegar

500g sugar

1 lemon

Some powdered ginger

Scales if you have them

Funnel & peeler.

Assington Mill is a 70 acre organic farm in a beautiful secluded hidden valley in Suffolk. We aim to provide a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, where you will enjoy the experience of spending time with like-minded people and learning something new and life-enriching. Around fifty-five different short courses in rural and traditional craft skills are run here each year.

We aim to provide healthy meals during our courses made from locally-sourced organic ingredients, where possible. Lunches usually consist of soup and salads. Almost all the ingredients, if they are not grown here, come from Assington Farmshop, and are organic if possible. Cakes and biscuits are also home-made. We specialise in gluten-free food and are happy to cater for any other dietary requirements if you give us notice on the booking form.

Accommodation is available at many BnBs in the area (please see the list on our website) or you could stay in Mill Cottage on site. Alternatively, Camping is also possible at Assington Mill for £5 per night, anywhere on the farm. There is a toilet and shower available in a wetroom; plus a kitchen with two hobs and urn. We are not a proper camp site; this is just a facility for people coming on the courses.

Assington Mill is half a mile from the nearest bus stop or 3 miles from Bures train station if you wish to travel by public transport.

To book please click through (link above) find your course and book online.

What's included in the price?

A lovely organic home made lunch, plus cakes and biscuits. To book please click through (above) find your course (in date order) and book online.

For more information about accommodation and food please see above.

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