|Posted by Bee & John on April 16, 2013 at 6:45 AM|
Did you read the previous blog entry? The bit about the fruit and veggie place we like to go to near Gumeracha? If not - go back and read it.
What did we get while we were there (what DIDN'T we get!) - we got some figs. They had the most BEAUTIFUL figs at only $12 a kilo!! I have trouble buying "normal" figs for that price, let alone organic figs!
So... what do we make with figs? Fig Jam!
On the way home John and I were talking about the fig jam and he mentioned that his mum used to make fig and almond jam - now that sounded intriguing so ...... ta da.... fig and almond jam was made.
Now, I had a kilo of figs - but I wasn't quite sure of my ability to make a brilliant, compared-to-what-mum-used-to-make jam, so I used 500g to make normal Fig Jam, and the other 500g to make fig almond jam.
So - the recipe is for 500g of fruit. Feel free to double it and add 20% to the cooking time to make it the kilo, but don't go any further as you'll have too much in your bowl.
500g of Figs (not all should be ripe - the jam will set better if one or two of the figs are unripe)
350g of sugar
1/2 lime - juice and zest only
1/2 orange - juice and zest only
60g of blanched almonds
(save this for last) 25g of flaked almonds
place the zest and 200g of the sugar into the TM bowl - blitz on speed 10 for 10 seconds - set aside with the rest of the sugar.
Add the Figs and the citrus juice into the bowl and mince on speed 7 for 10 seconds.
Add the blanched almonds
Cook on 100oC, speed 1.5 ** on REVERSE, for 40 minutes
Check to see if the jam is at the setting point - if not you may want to try 5 minutes on Varoma Temperature.
Add the flaked almonds and stir for a minute
Bottle into steralised jars