Chilli Jam: Although I call this chilli jam, I don't mean by this that it's the sort of thing you'd spread on your toast at breakfast (though smeared inside a bacon sandwich, it could be a real help one hungover morning) but rather a chilli jelly - chelly? - that glows a fiery, flecked red and is fabulous with cold meats or a cheese plate. And just a small pot of it makes a gorgeous present.
Homemade Pepper Jelly Pepper Jelly: 3 jalapeno peppers 4 bell peppers (Red and Orange make the prettiest Jelly) 1 cup white vinegar 1 bottle of liquid pectin (I have substituted a box of the powdered kind before and it works as well) 5 cups of sugar
I make this every year for cheap-but-wonderful Christmas presents for family and friends. And I always make sure that there is enough made so that I can keep at least six jars for myself. This is brilliant on cheese sandwiches, in a chili, or to pep up some chicken wings.
Hot Pepper Jelly (recipe and canning instructions)