Broad bean hummus
January 17, 2024
Apple jelly
January 16, 2024

(recipe for four servings)


  • 4 medium plums (barely ripe). Small cherry plums (AKA wild plums) would be fine too – use about eight of these
  • 75 g of blackberries
  • Water to cover the blackberries
  • 3 tbsp of white granulated sugar (you could use less if the plums were ripe and juicy)
  • 1 large tsp of pale soy sauce


  1. Wash and quarter the plums (don’t worry about the stones as these will be released as the plum flesh cooks)
  2. Wash the blackberries and place in a small saucepan along with the plums
  3. Add enough cold water to cover the blackberries and bring to the boil
  4. Add the sugar and stir to dissolve. Simmer briskly until the plums are cooked (about 10-15 minutes) and the liquid is reduced
  5. Add the soy sauce and cook for a further two minutes
  6. Sieve the sauce to remove the blackberry pips and serve in a warm jug