Wednesday, August 18, 2010

"Jam; And Jelly; And Bread; Are The Best of Food For Me!"

Today i was given the task of using these plums i had at my dads that had to be used today or tossed tomorrow. These are nice ripe, juicy tastey red plums, so guess what i made. Thats right, plum jam . Red plums are my personal fav. Itallian plums are nice too but there is something about the sweet yet tart flavor of red plums that really floats my fancy. I Gave a jar of trhe finished product to one of my best friends Maggie, so i hope she enjoys it!

Pectin Free Spiced Plum Jam:
-3 c. Plums, chopped and peeled
-2 tbs. lemon juice
-1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
-1/4 tsp. cinnamon
-1/4 tsp. ground clove
[if you don't want "spiced jam" then omit the spices ya Bimbo!]
To peel the plum get a large pot of boiling water and a bowl of ice water. Submerge each plum one at a time for 10 seconds or less in the boiling water then place in the ice water for a few seconds. Next just easily slid off the skins with your fingertips.

Now chop into small cubes and place in a medium saucepan with the lemon juice and cook for 5 mins on medium heat. Add in the sugar, spice, and everything nice, and try not to spill any chemical X in there. Continue to simmer on medium heat for 20 mins, stirring occasionally .

Now remove from heat and skim off the surface foam. For the final step pour into a jar and cool.

mmmm one of my favorite jams! Hope you like it as much as i do. Sorry the picture qaulity is lacking, my Dad doesnt have nice cannon cameras like my Mama. Goodnight.
[Edward Lear quote for title]

1 comment:

  1. looks good and easy...have LOADS of plums...gonna try this :)