Wares of Knutsford can help you learn the art jam making this summer with a range of kits and books all about preserving. Whether you are a novice or a preserving expert, you will find our kits useful and our well curated selection of books informative.
Jam making kits
There are two kits available at Wares of Knutsford. The first is the standard kit, which contains a high quality, nine litre stainless steel maslin pan – the foundation of any preserving kit, plus a jam funnel in stainless steel, a glass jam thermometer, 200 wax sealing discs, 30 jar labels in a monochrome design, 12 jars plus lids in a choice of gold, silver, black or white, a wooden spoon and a copy of the Favourite Country Preserves book. All you need is ingredients.
There is also a deluxe kit, which includes the same nine litre stainless steel maslin pan, funnel, thermometer, wax discs and wooden spoon, plus a pack of 18 decorative labels from the Words fo Art range, 12 hexagonal jars with lids in a traditional red gingham design and the River Cottage Handbook on Preserving.
Both kits offer great value either as gifts or as the first step on a preserving career.
Jam making library
Wares of Knutsford’s preserving book selection covers both traditional and modern styles. Basic Jams, Preserves and Chutneys by Marguerite Patten, First Preserves by Vivian Lloyd and Favourite Country Preserves by Carol Wilson can all help beginners to achieve a confident grasp on the principles of making jam and introduce them to some more adventurous recipes.
Beryl Wood’s Let’s Preserve It and The Jammy Bodger by Mel Sellings both bring the art of jam making up to date and offer a no-nonsense introduction to the art and science of preserving.
The River Cottage Handbook No.2: Preserves by Pam Corbin covers 75 recipes and includes a wealth of information about preserving. Introduced by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, it is part of the highly respected River Cottage collection and will become a valued tool in any jam maker’s kitchen.
Notes from the Jam Cupboard is a great reference book, detailing a wide variety of preserve recipes and ideas for how to use them. Recipes include jams, jellies and marmalades plus curds, chutneys, sauces, cordials and liqueurs.
Like our preserving kits, any of these books would make an excellent gift for a keen cook or a beginner taking their first steps in the kitchen.