Saturday, 5 October 2013

Plums in Red Wine Preserve

Wow, I hadn't realised it's over a year since I last shared a recipe on here! I guess it's mostly due to me moving town, to a place with a much smaller (and badly laid out) kitchen. I haven't really found the time to experiment and cook as much as I used to.

But, today I bring you a recipe for plums in red wine, which I learned at a preserving class about a year ago. I only got one small glass from our course batch, but they went down a treat with my family, so today I made a batch for the larder. They're ideal over any kind of dairy based dessert such as icecream, yoghurt or even waffles, but last Christmas we had them over spiced panna cotta (from the Hairy Bikers' Christmas cookbook), and the combination was fantastic.

They're pretty quick to make, so give them a go. This recipe fills around 3-4 jars, depending on the size (the recipe says 3 jars of 500ml, but I didn't have those handy).