What happened to my last fig? Well…I ate it…I’m greedy… It was staring me down! Not my fault at all really…..it just got what it deserved!
So I went out and bought a whole load more! It is, after all, fig season so you should follow suit and go get yourself stocked up.
Plus I am out of fig jam…now I wish I paid more attention when my gran was making hers, instead of being preoccupied with licking the pot clean…
I wan’t to give mine a little extra flavour and a quick rummage through the fridge gives me exactly what I am after – a handful of beautiful orange tomatoes and to keep with the colour trend – a handful or aromatic, zingy kumqauts. So pretty!I love biting into fruit, when eating jam, so all I do to these lovelies is halve the smaller and quarter the bigger ones
Then in a deep pot they go with a cup of dark Muscovado sugar, 3 tbsp of good quality honey. I am using home-made (my granddad has a few hives that produce heavenly honey every year) And for a little spice up and to wake up the flavour: a pinch of freshly cracked black pepper and a pinch of Cornish sea salt
All you need now is 1/3 cup Marsala and 2 x 1/3 cups of water. Bring to boil, reduce the heat to medium and boil right down. Give it a careful stir from time to time, tying not to mash the fruit up. When ready, add a handful of walnuts, stir to coat and take off the heatFill into a sterilized jar and let cool before storing in the fridge
I do have to try it NOW though. Don’t care if it’s hot, will blow hard on it…. Just gonna dollop a heaped spoon on a white piece…yummm Here is a quick recap of the ingredients: Excuse my hand writing, but if I don’t write, I forget!