Thursday, February 23, 2012

Fabulous Fig Jam

Although our little fig tree is growing well and bearing quite a good amount of fruit we never get to make fig jam with it as it is so delicious just to eat. The other day Peter found quite a good crop of figs on the old tree up behind the shed. They are not as good quality as the new tree and some of them were a bit rotten but we did get enough to make three jars of lovely fig jam. It is very easy to make, I just cooked together 1/12 kilos of figs with 1 kilo of sugar until they reached 104 degrees. Perfect. I do like using the thermometer when making jam as it takes the guess work out and you can take it a bit furhter than you might otherwise to get the lovely caramel flavours.


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