02-14-2015, 08:26 PM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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Yes, it's an acronym (not for the sensitive), but oh yes, I made fig jam. I grow my own figs, and this year had an abundance, all the more remarkable given I live in a small inner-city area and the tree is growing in a half barrel. I am pleased Smile The figs are the Brown Turk variety. Best for cooking (beautiful fresh, too)

My recipe is:

2kg figs, topped and tailed, chopped into fingernail-sized chunks, skin left on
Half as much caster sugar
1 vanilla pod, scraped, and then whole pod put in the mix
Two cinnamon sticks, generous size
Zest of two medium-sized lemons, and their juice

Brandy to taste.

Mix all together.

Leave in bowl, refrigerated overnight, stir and mix at times.

To cook:

Use a thick-based pan, preferably wide, bring to boil.

Then turn down to low heat, stirring occasionally, no lid.

Reduce until mixture darkens slightly, and gets a good gloss,  to thicken so that it will be firm but not solid when cooled on a wooden spoon.

Sterilize jars, lids and spoons (boil in pan for 5 mins, being careful not to break them by over-agitating).

Let mixture cool for ten minutes, perhaps add a little more brandy (or your favourite liqueur) to taste.

Spoon into jars, very near to top, put on lid and turn upside down so air rises to the base of the jar.

Then turn upright. Refrigerate, eat at will. Give to Friends. Show off on Shave Nook. Smile

Here are the pictures: (this was half the amount of the above recipe). I got two big jars of jam and one smaller (as in photo). Pictures are in sequence:

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 02-14-2015, 09:27 PM
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 02-15-2015, 02:08 AM
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wow - this must be close to the ultimate jam - and i wish a jar asap! Biggrin

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 02-15-2015, 02:51 AM
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Flatbread. Fig jam. Gorgonzola. Grilled chicken strips. Bake. Enjoy.

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 02-15-2015, 11:53 AM
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  • Shaun
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(02-15-2015, 02:08 AM)tonsorius Wrote: wow - this must be close to the ultimate jam - and i wish a jar asap! Biggrin

"When you wish upon a jar"? Smile

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 02-15-2015, 01:01 PM
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 02-15-2015, 01:06 PM
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Figs are the best by far.

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 02-15-2015, 01:39 PM
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Very nice.

Phil

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 02-16-2015, 12:24 PM
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  • mikeperry
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(02-14-2015, 08:26 PM)Shaun Wrote: Yes, it's an acronym (not for the sensitive), but oh yes, I made fig jam. I grow my own figs, and this year had an abundance, all the more remarkable given I live in a small inner-city area and the tree is growing in a half barrel. I am pleased Smile The figs are the Brown Turk variety. Best for cooking (beautiful fresh, too)...

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Hi Shaun

That there Sir! looks totally scrummy Hambre

Take care, Mike

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