Slow Cooker Fail!

Awesome post thanks for sharing Jen

My Make Do and Mend Year

In last week’s #makedoandmendhour, there was a thread all about alternative jam making methods, including using a slow cooker. I was intrigued by this, and ran off to Google it. And found some recipes for slow cooker strawberry jam.
Now, I wanted to make gooseberry jam, as the gooseberry bush from mum and dad’s old allotment is now in pride of place in our front garden. But I was undeterred at not being able to find a specific recipe, and just followed the recipe that I used last year, but chucked it all in the slow cooker instead…

I put it all in about 12.30pm. Turned the heat to low, while the jam dissolved and waited with much excitement.
And waited.
Slow cooker jam2About 3 hours later, the sugar had finally dissolved, and I turned the heat up to HIGH, and waited.
And waited.
Slow cooker jam3
About 9pm, it was still looking…

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