The Bake Off is back!

The Bake Off is back!

Grab your spatulas, mixing bowls and Kilner jars and get ready for this years series of The Great British Bake Off.

Now in its fifth series, The Great British Bake Off will showcase 12 talented, amateur bakers as they compete on BBC One.

Queen of cakes, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood will be keeping an eye on the bakers as the kitchen heats up and their baking skills are put to the test.

This year we will see the youngest ever contestant on the show, Martha who is only 17 years old, balance baking in the white tent with her A level coursework. Martha told the BBC “I may be in school but my head is always in the kitchen!”

The series starts on Wednesday the 6th of August on BBC One.

29th July 2014

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Sweet Strawberry & Raspberry Jam

This is an interesting twist on classic strawberry jam. If you love strawberry jam a but fancy a little bit of an extra fruit boost, try this recipe.

You will need:

· 800g strawberries
· 600g raspberries
· 1.5kg of jam sugar
· 1 litre of water
· 3 tbsp of lemon juice
· Kilner Jam pan
· Kilner preserving jars
· Slotted spoon

Method

  1. Put the raspberries into the Kilner jam pan and add the water and all of the strawberries and bring to the boil over a medium heat.
  2. Allow to simmer for a further half an hour on a gentle heat.
  3. Stir in the remaining sugar and stir until dissolved.
  4. Bring the jam to boil rapidly for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool and skim the excess with your spoon.
  6. Take your sterilised Kilner jars and fill with your sticky sweet jam.

Don’t forget to sterilise your jars thoroughly, and check your jars for chips and cracks first.
For your preserving checklist, FAQs and dos and don’ts, go to http://www.kilnerjar.co.uk/Preserving

TIP: It’s a universally known fact(!) that raspberry goes amazingly with chocolate, so why not serve up a cream tea with a modern twist: chocolate chip scones, sweet strawberry & raunchy raspberry jam with a dollop of cream? Nice.

The new 31 piece Kilner preserving gift set is out now. Find out more, and where to buy on www.kilnerjar.co.uk

21st July 2014

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