This must be one of the easiest things to make!
The basic recipe from Stephanie Alexander:
500g red currants
2 1/4 cups sugar (I used 1 3/4 cups and will reduce it even further next time)
Bung washed red currants (stalks and all) and sugar into a pot. Bring to a hard boil. Then boil for 8 minutes. Strain through sieve. Pour into clean, sterilised jars.
It is as easy as that. Mind you, my first batch didn't set and I have no idea what went wrong. Made another batch and it set beautifully.
Anyway, here is my batch. I added dried orange peel, black pepper corns, dried chilli and cinnamon sticks to the berries and sugar.
Bring to a boil, then boil for 8 minutes.
Strain through sieve.Pour into clean, sterilised jars. There was a smidgen left and that ended up in a cup.
Set beautifully, as you can see.I am already looking forward to pork spareribs, etc. as this is great for marinating anything porky.