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Stockton Heath woman is Jampion of the world!
4:00pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
MEET the jampion of the world.
Grandma Marjorie Paulson only turned her hand to making jam two years ago but in that time she has picked up plenty of prizes for her preserves including being crowned the best in the world at the weekend.
The talented cook spread her way through competition from French, German, American and Canadian entries to win the world jampionship homemaker title in Dundee at the weekend.
Marjorie, who was born and raised on Ellesmere Road in Stockton Heath but moved to Shrewsbury with former aerobatic pilot husband John four years ago, said: “It was absolutely fantastic to win such a prestigious award and I was chuffed to mint balls.
“I’m waiting to get my trophy engraved but it’s going to look really nice on my mantelpiece.
“When we moved I became a bit of a Stepford wife and started baking and making jams using the fruit from trees on our land.
“I bought some jars and they came with a leaflet about a WI competition so I entered a mango, passion fruit and lime jam and couldn’t believe it when I won after only making jam for a month.
“That’s when I started looking for more competitions and entered the jampionships.”
The 58-year-old won gold, silver and bronze last year with her family in Warrington and good friend Elizabeth White in Lymm always tasting her entries first.
The retired marketing director for a computer assisted design company in Sale says her success is down to using the freshest ingredients, the right amount of sugar and ‘quite a lot of luck’.
The winning gooseberry and mint jelly came to fruition after Marjorie had a couple of pounds of gooseberries from her fruit farm left over from another recipe and tried to think of something she could do with them.
After conquering the world of jam in 2013 with her last-minute entry, Marjorie next has her sights set on entering the world marmalade awards and hopes to eventually write a book with her recipes.
She added: “I would love to open a preserve school to teach others and there’s so many baking programmes on TV I’d like to see a preserve programme next.”
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