Now, how marvelous it would be, but would it actually work? Well folks I can tell you it certainly does. No messing about with thermometers - just put the fruit in the bread pan along with jam sugar (sugar with pectin added) and Robert's your father's brother!
The supplied recipe book says to use sugar and powdered pectin. Now could I actually find powdered pectin in Asda or Tesco, errr no. But that said I'm sure if I hunted about a bit in the right shop I'd find it. But I wanted to make jam now. So not to be put off I fancied that if I used jam sugar (Tate & Lyle) it would be the same difference, after-all it's just sugar with the right amount of pectin already added.
So, to make jam in the Panasonic bread maker (please note not all models have a menu for making jam) simply layer fruit and jam sugar in the bread pan.
Select the correct menu, press START and sit back while jam happens.
So with the jam making a success it was onto making a Spicy Fruit Loaf. Once again, faultless - I love this machine!
Disclaimer: I was sent this Panasonic Bread Maker for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and are not meant to influence readers buying choice. I was not required to write a positive review.