The Little Hand Stirred Jam Shop is definitely more than just a jam shop! There are an enormous choice of jams, including the savoury kind, as well as chutneys, pickles, honey, relishes – the list goes on and on. I can’t even begin to list the jams that are available in the shop, but just a few include apricot, fig and ginger, cinnaberry, blackberry and blackcurrant, plus many more. These jams are made onsite and are seasonal. There is a separate dining section as well as some tables imbedded within the shop. The menu is simple but fresh and interesting. The two very small crusty scones are straight from the oven. The scones and the whole experience are so good; I wish the scones were bigger so we could stay longer and savour the experience. There’s a choice of jam but I bypass them, as lemon curd is hard to resist as an alternative to jam. Rich, smooth and silky, this lemon curd is one of the best I have ever tasted. No pesky lemon rind, just perfection. I even take a jar home! To compliment the lemon curd, double thick cream is served. This Devonshire Tea is definitely one of the best in the Southern Highlands.
Tea: A small range of the south-coast’s The Berry Tea Shop loose-leaf teas, served in a pot for one or two. Some unlikely teas include the South Coast Breakfast and Australian Billy Tea.
Overall: Excellent! The cute shop where you can dine amongst the jars of jams and condiments.
Location: 1/9 Old Hume Hwy, Berrima NSW 2577 Ph: 02 4877 1404 handstirred.com.au
Reviewed August 2019