Bread Machine Chutneys
Although my Breadman has a jam cycle, thus far I have primarily used the machine for making breads. Because I learned how to make bread by hand prior to purchasing my bread machine, I've always been confident (and usually successful) when creating recipes for bread to use with the machine.
However, I've not had any prior experience in making jams, jellies, and/or chutneys. My first foray into that realm was making the Peach Chutney from Beth Hensperger's "The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook," and it was love at first bite!
As I devoured that first batch, I began thinking about how lovely a Cranberry Chutney would taste on sandwiches made from the leftover Thanksgiving turkey.....U-m-m-m-m! But I don't know enough about chutneys in general to risk trying to create a recipe for the jam cycle on my bread machine, and the flavor of peaches(sweet) and cranberries(sour) are far too different to simply substitute one for the other and use the recipe for the peach version.
Does anyone have a recipe for a Cranberry Chutney that can be made with the jam cycle in a bread machine? I'm looking for a hot/spicy/sweet chutney...but not TOO hot (chili powder and/or fresh ginger = yum, fresh chilis and/or cayenne = not so fond).
I'm also looking for recipes for jams/jellies/chutneys made in the bread machine that you've tested and enjoy using other fruits....
re: Indirect Heat
Gee....I posted this question initially and then forgot all about it...until today, when I decided to make some cranberry chutney (in my bread machine). In response to *Indirect Heat,* I use my bread machine to make jams and chutneys because I am short-statured and use a manual wheelchair for mobility. My shoulders are level with the kitchen counters. If you're average height, this would be like you cooking a meal while standing on your knees. A challenge, especially since I really can't see into a pot unless I lift it off the stove and place it on my (towel covered) lap. Hence, if I can use an appliance to make something that either requires constant visual attention or stirring, OR could be potentially dangerous if splattered or spilled on me, I use the appliance. (Thank goodness I figured out a way to make polenta in my microwave, because it's something my daughter and I really love). Obviously, I would prefer to have an accessibe kitchen so I can do things the "old-fashioned" way (i.e., "by hand"), but that is not something I can afford!
For the cranberry chutney I'm making today, I followed the basic recipe for Peach Chutney in Beth Hensburger's Bread Machine cookbook, but used more fresh ginger, shallots instead of white boiling onions, less mustard seed, and added crushed red pepper flakes. I'll know how it turned out in about an hour. Smells really nice in here right now, though.....
Any more recipes out there for bread machine jams and chutneys would be really appreciated!