Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sour makes happy

Far, far away from here my lemon and my orange tree have started to get fruit again. Thank you Loli, for taking such good care of them and sending me these photos!

Last year I made jam out of my lemons. I can´t remember if I spiced it up a little with ginger. Anyway, I think it would be a good combo if you would like to try it out for yourself. I guided myself by the following recipe, but remember not really having sticked to it.

2 lemons        
500 ml water  
500 g sugar  
50 g ginger    

The important thing here is to use organically grown fruits, since you want to use them entirelly, with their skin. Just make sure you cut them into really fine slices. Then bring all the ingredients to a boil. Let simmer for about an hour. Pour into sterilized jars. ¡Ya está!

The good thing about this recipe is, that you don´t need pectin, nor special sugar for jam making. The skin contains enough pectin to get this jellyjammy texture you are looking for in a jam ;) I imagined the lemon jam to taste real´ good with scones, but finally never tried it out. However, I experienced major success as breakfast component and gift ;)

Happy cooking!

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