I have decided this summer that I want to make jam out of all the fruit growing in the garden and then at the end of the summer make some homemade bread and sample all the jam and make a little party out of it.
So it doesn't get more simple than this currant jam recipe. Just add water and sugar!
* 1 quart ripe red currants
* 2 1/2 cups of sugar
* 1/4 cup water
Wash the currants and remove them from their stems.
Put the red currants and water in a large, non- reactive pot (no cast iron & no aluminum)
Gently crush the currants with a potato masher.
Add the sugar.
Cook mixture over medium-low heat, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugar.
Once the sugar is completely dissolved, raise the heat to high and boil, stirring often, until the jam reaches the gel point.
Remove the red currant jam from the heat and skim off any foam that has formed on the surface.
Ladle the hot jam into the jar and let cool before storing in the refrigerator.