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Your invitation to Black Butter making

23rd – 25th October 2014

2 – 5pm Thursday, 10am Friday until 1pm Saturday 

Jersey black butter jar

at The Elms, National Trust for Jersey Headquarters, La Chève Rue, St. Mary

A fascinating part of Jersey’s history is celebrated every year with the annual black butter making days. The free event which is organised by the National Trust for Jersey, was filmed by the BBC’s ‘The One Show’ last year and is open for all to take part.

Contrary to its title the unique apple preserve does not contain any butter! It is made by boiling new cider over a fire for up to two days.  Up to 300 people of all ages participate as the mixture has to be continually stirred until it has reduced by half. Then apples, sugar, lemon, liquorice and spices are added to give a concentrated apple preserve.

Production of the black butter is a very popular community event with music, storytelling and dancing throughout the night as the process has to be continuous until the preserve is poured into jars and sealed. The Genuine Jersey market will also take place on Saturday.

The event has a great atmosphere and anyone can get involved so if you’re in Jersey at the end of October, pop along and enjoy this historical tradition.

A versatile, delicious and unique taste of Jersey.


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Posted by Vicky Warren