To sterilise the jars
The jars will need to be sterilised before filling. To do this, place a large pan of cold water on the hob and bring to the boil. Remove the pan from the heat and carefully drop the jars into the boiled water. You can leave the jars in the water until you are ready to fill them.
To make the jam
The first stage of any jam making process is to check over the fruit. In the case of blackberries, you need to pull out any stray stalks, leaves, or damaged fruit these are best suited for the compost bin rather than your jam.
In a large preserving pan (a deep, sturdy, metal pan) add the blackberries, chopped apples and lemon juice, pour in the water and place the pan over a low heat. Gently bring the pan to a simmer, hold the pan at a simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the fruit has softened. Take a masher and carefully bash the fruit.
Place a muslin over a pan and carefully pour the jammy mixture through capturing the pith and pimps, squeezing out all the liquid into the pan below. Measure out the silky, fruity liquid and add 750g of sugar for every 1 litre of juice.
Place the pan over a low heat and gently stir to ensure the sugar has completely dissolved. As soon as the sugar has dissolved turn the heat up and take the pan to a full rolling boil. Boil the fruit for around 6 - 10 minutes (or until you reach a setting point of 112C), then remove it from the heat and carefully stir to allow the fruit to cool. At this point you can check if your jam is set.
Let the jam cool a little then pour into warm sterilised jars.
The jars can be kept for at least a year in a cool, dry cupboard.
To make the porridge
In a medium saucepan, pour in the milk and the oats and bring to a gentle simmer.
Cook gently, stirring often, for 8-10 minutes until the oats have plumped up and softened completely. Add a dash more milk for your desired consistency.
Add a pinch of salt and stir through throughly. Spoon the honey into the saucepan and swirl through the porridge.
Pour the porridge into a bowl, add a dollop of excellent quality yoghurt, on top of this, spoon over the bramble jelly.