Anyway, back to the grind, I had the job of processing a bucket load of damsons before they spoiled in the heat.
With the Aga out of action I had to resort to the electric ring and cooked my damsons in batches using 3lbs of fruit per batch, leaving plenty of room in the pan so that I could get a good rolling boil. I use just over 2lbs sugar to 3lbs damsons to get a good sharp flavour and it is a fruit that always sets well.
It's a sticky business!
But the results are worth it. 12lbs made today, with more to come tomorrow.