Jam Jars Galore
Home preserving is one of the most satisfying and rewarding hobbies you can take up, with the potential to make delicious and appealing items all year round. Whether you prefer making sweet jams and jellies or savoury pickles, chutneys and relishes, there is a lot of fun and enjoyment to be had with a batch of glass jars and a maslin pan. Today, we take a look at some of our shaped jam jars and offer suggestions on the perfect pickle or preserve with which to fill them.
Shaped jam jars add the perfect finishing touch
Our range of glass jars is extensive and we quite literally have jars in all conceivable shapes and sizes. You might initially think that a jam jar is a jam jar and that it does not really matter which jar you choose for your preserving project; however, nothing could be further from the truth. Your choice of jar will definitely have an impact on the result; for example, honey works beautifully in hexagonal glass jars, whilst red onion marmalade looks fabulous in a clip top jar – either a round Le Parfait jar or perhaps one of the faceted clip top jars from Kilner. Lemon curd suits a smaller jar, as it does not keep for long; therefore, one of our smaller globe jars would be perfect for this. As you can see, it pays to think through in advance what kind of jar will best suit your project to ensure you have a jar that is the right size for the project and one that also enhances its visual appeal.
Alternative fillings for jam jars
We can’t make jam every day, of course; otherwise, we might find we eventually have a little too much of the stuff! Luckily, there are plenty of other ways to use our jars to bring a little splash of cheerfulness to the kitchen table. Our gourmet jars are great for ‘cake in a jar’ recipes, whereby you quite literally make an individual cake in a jar. Layered cakes work brilliantly in jars, such as cheesecake, lemon cake with cream, or no-bake key lime pie.
Another easy but cheerful idea for filling these glass jars is to make individual breakfast treats in them. Fill our globe jars with layers of creme fraiche; fresh fruits, such as blueberries, bananas or strawberries; and rolled oats. If you like nuts, add a few almond flakes or chopped nuts. Chill these in the fridge overnight and you will have an awesome breakfast treat waiting for you in the morning.