So the new area we are living in is quite rural. Lots of open fields, tobacco farms, and deer. I'm not used to it, but I love it so far. The quietness of it all is so relaxing and all I want to do is sit on my porch in my rocking chair everyday. A couple weeks ago Dallin and I went down the street to a farm to pick some blackberries. It was quite the experience. Trying to find the big ones while fighting off june bugs. They don't do anything to you, they're just big and make a loud zipping noise. Uhh I just get the shivers thinking about it. Overall it was a lot of fun. I will face the big bugs to get some fresh fruit :)
Anyways, the day after I decided to make some homemade bread and to go with it we made some homemade blackberry jam. Soooo good. I probably could have eaten the whole loaf by myself. I wanted to share the recipe because I miss sharing recipes that I enjoy on here. Honestly I use the internet ALL of the time for recipes so maybe someone will use this one!
3 1/2 cups of blackberries(or another type of fruit)
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup sugar
dash of vanilla(optional)
Mash the berries in a saucepan with the heat on.
Add the sugar and wait for it to melt and become like a syrup.
Add the cornstarch.
Bring it all to a boil. Make sure you stir so it doesn't stick to the bottom.
Add the cinnamon and stir until it has thickened up. 10-15 mins.
Place in a container and put in the fridge.
So I didn't add the vanilla only because I didn't have any, but for some reason I feel like it would make it taste really good. I'm definitely going to try it next time. I also put my jam in a mason jar with a lid and it did just fine. Try this sometime and I hope you enjoy!