Edible Xmas gifts that can be made well in advance.....

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Special Occasions & Other Celebrations
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  • mum2onemum2one Forumite
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    Xmas Saver!
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    if u try lidl or aldi there own brand mixed jam is 29p a jar - handy to use for jam making.

    we've been saving our jam jars - going to do our marmalade at weekend xx
    xx rip dad... we had our ups and downs but we’re always be family xx
  • cabunnycabunny Forumite
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    saw another thread on here where someone recommended nigella's chilli jam recipe - http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/chilli-jam-2692
    I am hoping to give it a go.
    thanks for the asda mint sauce jar idea, i was wondering what to do about jars! Does putting them through the dishwasher sterilise them ok to use straight away?
    I saw some cheap wax discs and jar labels on a website, just need to remember where now....
  • cabunny wrote: »
    saw another thread on here where someone recommended nigella's chilli jam recipe - http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/chilli-jam-2692
    I am hoping to give it a go.
    thanks for the asda mint sauce jar idea, i was wondering what to do about jars! Does putting them through the dishwasher sterilise them ok to use straight away?
    I saw some cheap wax discs and jar labels on a website, just need to remember where now....
    according to a couple of things ive read on the net you can use the dishwasher to sterilise as long as you use them straight after, or if you handwash and put upside down in the oven for about 20 mins that should sterilise them too. the recipe i followed said to put a double layer of clingfilm over the top of the jars as the chutney cools, this draws the clingfilm down to create an extra seal. alternatively you can put the lids straight on and if they have the pop top which you cant press if theyre sealed, the cooling process should repop the seal on the lids.
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  • Just found this thread :j

    Going to have a go at making Mary Berry's Christmas Chutney later in the week. If it turns out okay, I will give a few jars away to family as Christmas gifts (along with some homemade fudge, marzipan chocolates & coconut ice). What kind of jar would you recommend buying from Tesco (smell wise/easy to remove labels/pretty cheap)? I've heard Asda's value mint sauce jars are good, but I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to get to Asda any time soon.

    Thank you :)
  • Just wanted to bump this thread as ive really enjoyed reading it and its given me some fabulous ideas!
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