Italian Food and Flavours
Fig Jam : Marmellata di fichi
Fig Jam: Marmellata di Fichi
There are lots of ways you can enjoy fresh figs. They are great with a strong cheese and honey. I use them in cakes and crostata and also add them to my breakfast bowl. I am lucky enough to own a large Italian garden surrounded by fig trees. One of my favourite ways to eat them is straight from the tree, ideally sun warmed! September for me is month of the fig. I have large green figs, small black figs ( they taste like marsipan) and medium egg shaped figs. If the harvest is a good one then I pick heaps of different varieties and make pots and pots of jam.
Fig jam: Marmellata di Fichi
A delicious way to preserve fresh Italian figs
1 kilo fresh figs
1 lemon (zest and juice)
teaspoon of cinnamon or to taste
750 g sugar
Wash and roughly cut up the figs.
Place them in a large saucepan with the sugar and let it stand for a few hours
Add the cinnamon, lemon zest and juice and stir to combine.
Gently heat up the mixture, continually stirring to make sugar there are no sugar crystals remaining
Once it reaches a rolling boil leave it for about half an hour, until it reaches a set.
I have saucers in the freezer to test a teaspoon to see if it wrinkles and looks jam like
Be careful that the jam doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan – I don’t leave the room because, if it burns, not only is the jam ruined but it’s hell to clean the pan afterwards ( I have learnt from experience)
When ready, spoon the hot jam into sterilised jars.
They make a great gift and keep for months!
Fig Jam: Marmellata di Ficchi with Italian Food and Flavours
Recipe by Debby: from Italian Food and Flavours