Monday, August 11, 2008

JAMMING


Let me just say this is the EASIEST recipe EVER!So if you happen to have a few ripe mangoes and perhaps some peaches or apricots and you are willing to make and taste the yummiest jam ever, do keep on reading...
I've adapted a French recipe called Confiture de mangues.

Ingredients for about 3 1/2 jars of jam (1kl.300):


  1. 5 mangoes

  2. 2 to 3 peaches

  3. 700g.= 1 1/2 pounds of sugar (= half the weight of the fruits )

  4. juice of 1 lemon

  5. juice of 1 lime

  6. 1 vanilla pod


1. In a big bowl put the diced mangoes + the seeds ( that's the trick, the seeds will naturally thicken the mix ) + the diced peaches + the juices+ the sugar. Cover and let rest for about 3 hours at room temperature.


2. After the 3 hours, cut the vanilla pod in half ( lengthwise ) add the seeds and the pod to the mix.


3. Put the fruit mix in a pot and bring to a boil. Cook another 30 MN. after boiling point stirring occasionally. Do not overcook.


4. After 30 MN. check the consistency by taking some jam on a spoon and letting it drip on a plate. The jam should not be too runny.


5. Remove the mango seeds and the vanilla pod. Mix the jam in a blender. Transfer into sterilized glass jars, close and turn them upside down onto a towel until they've cooled down.



It was snack time when I was finished and that meant trying some of this:

Gallianne lily cheerfully volunteered

Please let me know if you try it,and whether you're jamming with the kiddos, a friend or by yourself: have a very SWEET time and enjoy the process!

7 comments:

  1. Oooohhh YUM!

    I am not much of a cook - but I'm sure I could make this...lol.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Belinda
    xx

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  2. Appetissant!mais les pepins des mangues??j'ai sans doute mal compris ? Ne mangez pas tout !...Y.S..

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  3. Oh génial! J'ai vraiment envie d'essayer cette recette!
    Tes pots à confiture sont adorable et donne vraiment envie de couper une bonne tranche de pain frais et d'y tartiner un peu de confiture!

    Merci!

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  4. En relisant ta recette je crois que tu as oublie de mettre le sucre sur les fruits,pour macerer,avant la cuisson ?
    J'ai envie d'essayer avec moins de mangues Y.S

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  5. Delicious! I'd love to try this. Would make a wonderful gift.

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  6. I'm definitely going to be making this (hopefully sometime soon) - thanks so much for the recipe it looks delicious!

    Lorraine

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