Monday, April 26, 2010

All things jammy and delish

I was going through my recipes, as I love to do, and came upon a handwritten one from Hubby's mom.  The ink looks old and the writing is a beautiful script.  It was for Jam Cake with a companion recipe for Mocha Chocolate frosting.  (which to me, seemed like gilding the lily on a cake with jam to begin with)   I assembled all the ingredients, even having to combine three jams as we were almost out of that crucial ingredient.  Then I realized - someone had put the egg carton empty back into the fridge! Grrrrr!  Someone who shall remain nameless. (The Girl) Sadly, I returned all the ingredients to the pantry and fridge, vowing to make it once the weekend was over and I could get more jam and eggs!  Today I made it, even though the weather outside was warm and I had to have the oven on 45 minutes...

So worth it - the aroma was wonderful.  And I have a quart of ice cream in the freezer to serve with it...ummm.  But running out of jam made me want to make jam!
So....I did!
I just followed the recipe that came with the box of pectin and used some very ripe pears - it was easy and fast.  And this time I didn't burn my fingers on the very hot jars - a first!  I use the inversion method to seal the jars.  I could have filled them a little fuller, but I still heard that 'pop' from across the house.  What a pretty spring-y shade of yellow! Loving it!
Bubbie taste tested the cake and gave it the thumbs up - guess we'll find out about the jam at breakfast tomorrow! Time to get the kitchen cleaned up and dinner on the stove...


Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said...

Don't you love the beautiful handwriting from years ago? I've recently found some recipes from my great-grandmother and I'm just lost in her beautiful swirls. Thanks for posting - this looks delicious!


TidyMom said...

Oh this looks SO yummy!!

Thanks for sharing and linking up to I'm Lovin' It!! Have a GREAT weekend!


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