This would be my definition!
So a squirrel it is!
I just love making chutney and storing it away.
But not these jars.
They are for Charlotte who is having a Craft stall at work.
I hope these go well.
In the Churchyard near me there is a beautiful apple tree which is laden with fruits.
A good start to this lovely recipe.
6 lbs of apples ( weight after peeling )
2.5 lbs of Soft Brown Sugar
1.5 pints of vinegar
4 ozs salt
2 ozs garlic
2 ozs mustard seeds
2 ozs ground ginger
1 lb raisins
3 heaped tsps cayenne pepper.
- Soften the apples with the brown sugar. ( Keep stirring at this stage or the sugar may weld to the bottom of the pan!! )
- Add all the other ingredients and simmer til pulpy and reduced. ( if you run the spoon across the surface of the chutney the vinegar should not fill the channel)
- Stir frequently
- Bottle in warm sterilised jars. ( Either wash in a dishwasher or stand freshly washed jars upside down in a warm oven for 10 mins)
Makes about 12 lbs.
I do think squirrels are lovely!