Recipe: printed out!
Kitchen equipment: ASSEMBLED.
|Top tip for happy cooking: get a really good knife. And a knife sharpner. Then you'll have a really good, fucking sharp knife for attacking citrus fruits with :-)|
|Ta da! This took FUCKING AGES. (Also, if you do this, don't be a twat like I was and cut the fruit in half before you do it - it makes life much harder).|
|How'd you like that you acidic BASTARD???!?!?!?|
(N.B. The lime responded by squirting juice in my eye - that hurt quite a lot too.)
It's only when you put all the ingredients together into a bowl that you realise this is not a very healthy thing you're making:
|Butter and sugar. Sugar and fat and sugar and fat and CALORIES and mmmmmmmmm tasty.|
|Mmmmm melty sugary butter mmmmmmm.|
And my god, was it awesome.
Here's a little montage one of my housemates took of me licking the saucepan:
|OM NOM NOM NOM NOM!!!!! :-D|
Result: a pot of awesome. (Which annoyingly doesn't fill the whole pot. Does anyone else find it intensely pleasing when something you make fills a jar/whatever *exactly*? It might just be a slightly OCD mathmo thing...)
|I do highly recommend the glass clippy jar things btw.|
In light of the fact it's Valentine's Day soon, which is a day that I save a really special loathing for (mainly because I'm a miserable bastard and I'm a bit like "Stop trying to sell me heart-shaped shit!"), I wonder who would rather receive this very clearly homemade thing:
|Would be so much better if it FILLED THE WHOLE JAR.|
insert name here*. I made you some raspberry jam! Fancy a drink and a scone sometime?" :-D). Even better is the fact it's Seville orange season soon, which means only one thing - marmalade. And what does marmalade mean? EPIC TOAST.
I'm probably just being an over-opinionated bastard with my jam propaganda, but to be honest that's what the internet is about. And it's my goddam blog, so there. Boo sucks to you, jam haters.
Therefore, in what is probably the weirdest closing statement I shall ever make,
"Go forth and make jam! It'll be awesome!"