There are some aspects of cooking that require perseverance aren’t there? For me, baking has required concerted effort, and pastry still remains a bugbear. Jam-making too, as I have explained in previous posts, also presented problems. But like a kid learning to ride a bike, sometimes you just have to get back on and give it another go.
We are in the midst of a fig glut, so there was nothing for it but to make fig jam. This time, though, I decided I had to bring the jam to the boil slowly, and once it was at a boil I had to forget my normal multitasking and hang around the bubbling pot for half an hour.
Result? Sweet success! And what’s more I repeated the success with a second batch the next day.