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Helen

Jam Maker

I have just bought a Tefal Jam making machine. Does anyone have any recipes as the instruction book is rubish.

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JAMES

Jam maker.

Cant really believe people eat enough jam to warrent such a machine exsisting.

Seems a very odd gadget to me.

Hope you get good use out of it and it does not end up in the back of a cupboard!

x

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CoolCanary

Jam Maker

I stick to a maslin pan and my long handled wooden spoon.

I really enjoy the 'art' of making jam and if i felt the need for a machine I'd probably just buy it ready made in a jar from a supermarker.

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Chutney

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It all depends on the capacity of your machine. Raspberry jam is easy - I use 6lb raspberries to 6lb sugar. In fact I have just taken them out of the freezer to make later today. In other words an equal amount of fruit to sugar.

I cook the raspberries gently without any water to soften, then add the sugar. When dissolved, boil rapidly until set. You can probably get frozen raspberries in Tesco.

Other fruits may require simmering in water or have lemon juice added, so let me know what you want to make or just use a search engine.

Good luck

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JamJar aka Chutney Queen

jam maker

I've just responded to this on another post! My sentiments entirely, all you need is a preserving pan and a wooden spoon as I already said - and a decent reliable book of recipes such as WI or Good Housekeeping.

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Lesley123

Jam Maker

I have just picked one of these up from Lakeland's bargain shelf for £29.99. I've mad jam successfully all my adult life but only now and again. What I like about the jam maker is that you can chuck in a couple of pounds of cheap fruit, a bag of sugar and some lemon juice, switch it on, walk away and come back to a pan of jam ready to put in jars.

So far, I've made plum and strawberry. For both, I've used equal amounts of fruit and sugar (about 2lb or 1kg), the juice of one lemon and NO water. I've set it on traditional for 45mins and both batches have been excellent.

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Helen

Helen

Many thanks for this info. I will try it without water as when I put the water in the jam did'nt set.

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Lesley123

Jam Maker

I think you could get away with adding some water for the plum jam - it was a very firm set, but not the strawberry. I wouldn't add water to strawberries or raspberries if making in a pan, but I would add some water if making plum jam. I haven't added water to plums in the Tefal because most of the reports I read said you get a runny set.

I did quite a bit of googling before I made my first batch and some things came up again and again.

1. Don't add water for strawberry jam.
2. 45mins seems to be minimum - has worked for me both times.
3. The instructions are useless - I think I'm going to stick to my 1kg/1 lemon recipe and not bother with the book.
4.Hard fruits need to be small pieces - smaller than if making by traditional method because they don't get the 'pre boil'.
5. In same way, you need to boil up citrus peel before adding to jam maker so that it will be soft enough after 45mins with sugar.

Hope this helps!

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Tustard

Tefal Jam maker

I have a jam maker and use it as well as the more traditional method in a pan. If you google jam maker you will find lots of recipes. However, you can generally use any jam recipe - I add lemon juice to fruit that doesn't set well or some of a bottle of pectin. Its all trial and error but worth the fun. Stem ginger cut into pieces is delicious in rhubarb jam or peach. I have some tins of Lakeland's marmalade that I bought on offer and am going to have a go with them this week. Good luck.

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SonyaK

Jam Maker

The original posts on this were from 2010!!

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Tompeters

Jam Maker

Good idea to bring the thread back, especially at this time! My Panasonic breadmaker is supposed to make jam and from the instructions it looks like the easiest way to do it. Haven't tried it yet, tho'

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SonyaK

Jam Maker

Hi Tompeter. I tried making jam in my breadmaker once - never again!!

The jam cycle didn't bring it to the boil and you can't turn the heat up!!
It only made a small amount and was a real hassle to clean out the pan afterwards.

Went back to the preserving-pan on the cooktop for large amounts. Or in the microwave for small quantities.

I'll be interested to hear how you go if you try the breadmaker method. Your Panasonic may have a better jam cycle!!

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illiadora

TEFAL JAM MAKER

I imported a Tefal jam maker from Lakeland UK about a year ago.
It has changed my life. Given me more time to do other important jobs on our farm.
We have been self-sufficient for 40 years. All food organic, home grown. Spices, herbs, nuts, vegies, fruit, berries and meat and fish. Life is busy and rewarding every day.
The Tefal jam maker has allowed me to create a wide variety of flavoured jams using just one main fruit/vegie.
For example Figs.
I harvest the figs and prepare them for storage using different methods for different uses. Jam = fig and orange; fig and ginger' fig and lemon; fig and carrot; fig and gooseberry; fig and pepino, The jam maker provides four good size jars of jam.
I do not use the jam just for toast. Fig and ginger jam mixed with ginger wine and sour cream becomes a wonderful sauce for pancakes, oily fish and mixed, sliced fruit.
The Fig and carrot jam is mixed with turkey or chicken mince for rissoles. etc. etc.
The jams are very useful condiments in the pantry.
The Tefal jam maker has made a hit in my country community. There are now eleven jam makers within my local community.
The Jam maker works quickly and freely without assistance. It self cleans.
I see the recipe book as just an introduction guideline to show the buyer how best to use. It is up to the cook to use it as she wants.
On our farm we accommodate wwoofers i.e. willing workers on organic farms. We teach them self-sufficiency. In the past year quite a number of wwoofers of different nationalities returned home and purchased a jam maker.
With all the jobs I have to do each day I am glad that the Tefal jam maker came into my life.

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SonyaK

Jam Maker

I'm impressed that you can be totally self sufficient for food - what part of Australia do you live in?

I've always thought self sufficiency was an ideal that would be just about impossible to reach!!

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illiadora

OZ Jam making and Self-sufficiency

I live 1.5hours south west of Sydney. Our self-sufficient lifestyle attracts a lot of interest and also media coverage.
I don't see our lifestyle as work. This is because every day is rewarding, inspiring and flavoursome.
To learn more see our website www.earthkeepers.com.au
I have lectured in UK, Ireland and America. 80's and 90's.
In 1990's whilst recovering from a nasty injury which caused me to bed bound for months, my husband bought me Delia's cooking dvds as well as many other dvds and books. Hence my attachment to her website.
Not only has the jam maker freed up my time but so has Tefal Actifry.

 
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