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Help! Chillie jam not set, what can I do?
Sun 20-Dec-09
10:46 am
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Nina Elizabeth
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Can anyone help? I have madeNigella Lawsons Chillie jam with , red chillies, red peppers, cider vinegar and jam sugar and it has not set! Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can rescue it? Thanks, Nina

Sun 20-Dec-09
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sebbie
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Probably far to late to answer but if you keep boiling up your jam it should reach setting point eventually.   (Put a little bit on a plate in your fridge for a minute then 'nudge' it with a sppon and if it has formed a skin it is ready).

Good luck.

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Mon 21-Dec-09
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Add some lemon juice and reboil.

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Thu 7-Jan-10
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Make apple Sauce or what ever you need but keep all the cores and skins, put these in a muslin bag or cloth, tie and add to the mix, bring back to the boil and see how you go. Orange peel, pith and pips, lemon peel pith and pips can all help also.

Also you could try making a jelly from apples in the normal way and adding your jam to it, then add your sugar and see if that will set. It's woun't be as hard a set but it will be ok.

Or you could just call it chilli sauce?

Thu 7-Jan-10
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boboff said:

Or you could just call it chilli sauce?


That made me laugh out loud and spit tea on my keyboard! Tea

I'll try that again!

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Whoops! Careful ToffeeappleCheers

Tue 20-Apr-10
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I read somewhere, I think !! that if you have a jam thermometer and the temperature reaches 120 degrees C then it is at setting point, does anyone know if this is correct please ?

I have reached an age where my train of thought often leaves the station without me...

Tue 20-Apr-10
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I think you are right Paperman, though that is from memory;  I shall have to look it up and report back.

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I'll try that again!

Tue 20-Apr-10
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I make chilli jelly/jam and I find it needs a lot of something to make it set; double what it says!

Apart from that any of the above suggestions work

Tue 20-Apr-10
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Agree with Boboff - use Bramley apples for your own recipe, and then cook all the cores and peel. The apple juice that's left will be brilliant for setting the jelly.

This is how I made red pepper jelly, too. When I added the apple juice after the whole process, the liquid was beginning to set before I could get it into the jars - it was that good !

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Tue 20-Apr-10
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Red Pepper jelly?  I think I would love that.  Mmm...oh yes with a touch of lemming or lime, maybe some coriander or mint...Magic

I'll try that again!

Tue 20-Apr-10
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So many flowers on my violets this year and a shopping list malfunction in the lemon department so I'm going to try some violet jelly.

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Big_Laugh  too many lemons?  I have a garden filled with Violets, much to my dismay; they kill everything in their way.  Good to eat (flowers) but I have a low salad threshold.

I'll try that again!

Wed 21-Apr-10
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Just a few too many...one of those oops I forgot I've already taken advantage of that special offer situations....

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Ah yes,  that's how I always have limes in my kitchen.   Dum de dum de da de dum (Archers' theme tune,perhaps}

I'll try that again!

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