The bend test is similar to the 'wrinkle test
,' real leather has a unique elasticity when bent, changes colour and wrinkles naturally.
Put a few saucers in the freezer for the wrinkle test (see below) and put your jars and lids in the oven for 15-20 minutes to sterilise.
Wrinkle Test: for anyone who | doesn't know what a wrinkle test is, after your saucer's been in the freezer for about 15 minutes, place a spoonful of marmalade on it.
Now, bring the marmalade up to a rolling boil and boil it for 20-25 minutes or until it has reached setting point (use the wrinkle test
The only difference between Susan's technique and mine is that I used a thermometer to check the setting temperature of 104C, while she sticks to the old-fashioned wrinkle test
If not, turn the heat back on and boil for 2 mins more, then turn off the heat and do the wrinkle test