I've left the seeds in my Chilli Jam. Is this going to be a disaster, will it not set or be so hot that it is inedible? Thanks!
Nigella's Chilli Jam (from NIGELLA CHRISTMAS) is a spicy preserve that is a good accompaniment to cold meats and cheeses. It is made with red (sweet or bell) peppers for colour and chilli peppers for heat. The chilli peppers are deseeded before use as the seeds and white membrane are the spiciest parts of the chillies.
If you have left the seeds in then this should not affect how the jelly sets (it is quite a soft-set perserve anyway) but it will make the jelly very hot and spicy. This may or may not be to your taste. If it is too spicy then you could use it sparingly or mixed in with other ingredients. For example, mix a little with mayonnaise or ketchup to give them an extra kick or mix with some plain yogurt to make a dip or salad dressing or to serve with chicken or white fish. Otherwise you could give the jam to any spicy food-loving friends that you may have, with a warning that it packs a punch. The unopened jars will keep for up to one year in a cool, dry place. Refrigerate after opening and use within one month.