I thought of two ingredients that I know turn jelly like when liquid is added… Linseed's & Chia seeds. I didn’t think that the kids would appreciate linseed's to start with, so we stuck with the chia for the time being.
We had 300gm of fresh blackberries, put them in a saucepan on medium heat and stirred gently until the berries had ‘melted’.
We added not quite a tablespoon of honey, just to take a little of the sourness away that berries sometime have. Mix it straight into the saucepan of the warm berry mixture.
Then the magic ingredient... Two tablespoons of chia seeds. Stir through the berries, pop into a jar and you’re done. All up it took about 20 mins and now that it is cooled down it is very near the same consistency of normal Jam, and tastes just as good as well.
Please note, that this Jam will only last a week or two at max so only make enough for that time frame. Add a few more chia seeds if you find your consistency is too runny.
We will be experimenting with other fruits over the next few days, I feel like Jam might be on the menu more than it has been now we have a solution for the processed sugar.