Autumn is traditionally the time to preserve all the bounty of summer and the harvest, and store up some delicious treats for the wintry month ahead – and that’s exactly what we’ll be doing on this Autumn Preserves Course, using delicious authentic recipes.
• Selecting and preparing the best ingredients
• Slow cooking and keeping it simple
• How to remove scum
• How to test for a set
• How to test for pectin
• How to test when chutney is ready to pot
This course is led by preserving expert, WI judge and winner of multiple awards for her own preserves, Vivien Lloyd. Whether you’re already a keen maker of preserves, or you’re brand new to the skill, Viv has a whole arsenal of tips and tricks to improve your technique and make preserving a simple and satisfying process at home.
Over the course of the day we’ll make one sweet and one savoury jam, a chutney and a fruit pickle. You’ll learn how to source and preserve with the best ingredients, which types of sugar and vinegar to use, and how to pot up sweet and savoury preserves so they last. At the end of the day, you’ll be able to take jars of your own creations home, plus a course booklet full of recipes. A delicious lunch made by Viv is also included.