and now it has a vast abundance of fruit.
|cherry-sized and the same color as the leaves = hard to see|
|That's about 2 kg in a pot in this photo.|
or using a unstable ladder on uneven ground to get them.
May the birds and ants have the fruits that are still on the tree. =))
So, all that fruit was simply too much to eat for me alone before it would get moldy.
I decided to make jam from it.
Cutting the tiny fruits open to get out the stones was tedious work for the first two batches
(without photos and one with cinnamon and ginger spices, the other pure fruit).
So for my third batch I decided to try out something "new" to me:
I boiled the fruits first, complete with stones, but without any sugar or pectin for jelling.
|I have not added any water, it's all from the fruits from heating.|
I had the pure juice and fruit pulp in the pot
and the skins and stones in the mesh. =))
|(the yellow color is a reflection of the mesh, the true color is similar to the juice)|
|using a 2:1 ready mix (2 parts fruit 1 part sugar)|
make it all boil until it starts to stiffen,
fill in twist-off glasses,
place them upside down to cool.
Viola - finished jam without time consuming work to get the stones out.
It tastes simply yummy - and I think the amount of jam I made will last a whole year.
Yes, I'm the only one that eats jam around here............