Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Peach Jam & Buttermilk Bisquits


I was a busy bee on Sunday, making up this yummy Peach Jam. Pair the jam together with Buttermilk Bisquits and a cup of tea and you have a delicious breakfast or snack. Here are my favorite recipes for both:

Peach Jam
1 quart or so of chopped, pitted, cored, peeled peaches
7-1/4 cups sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup water
1 pouch liquid pectin
Mix water and sugar in bottom of saucepan, add peaches and bring slowly to a boil, stirring occasionally. Here, I also mush up the peaches with a potato masher. Stir in liquid pectin and return to a boil; boil hard for one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and skim off foam. Ladle hot jam into hot jars, leaving 1/4" headspace. Process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
Makes 8 half pints

Buttermilk Bisquits
Stir together in a bowl:
3 cups flour
3/4 tsp. salt
4-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tbsp sugar
3/4 tsp baking soda
Cut in until crumbly:
6 tbsp. shortening
Combine and then stir into mixture:
1 egg, beaten with fork
1-1/3 cups buttermilk or nearly 1-1/3 cup milk with 1 tbsp. lemon juice or vinegar
...if using mixture, let sit for five minutes
Knead a bit. Roll into 1/2" thickness and cut with bisquit cutter. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes
Makes 24 bisquits
Taken from Mennonite Country Style Recipes

3 comments:

My name is Cheryl said...

Sue,
That jam looks deeeelicious! : ) I love jam on buttermilk biscuits. Looks like you will be enjoying a yummy snack for a while. Looks like you made a few jars of it.

Robin said...

Mmmmm, I'm hungry now!

bumblebeebags said...

WOW! does that look good! I keep saying I want to try canning, maybe this will be the incentive!