Monday, September 7, 2009

plum jam

plum jam:

a pound and a half of plums (this is not for a very large amount, just a small tupperware for you and yours)

1 tablespoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 tablespoons molasses
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon cardomom
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon of cornstarch

- cut plums into small pieces

- stir molasses and all other ingredients together into a bowl until they are smooth and well-combined

- pour molasses mixture over plums and marinate overnight

- dissolve cornstarch in cold water

- start simmering the plums at medium heat and pour the dissolved cornstarch in, and stir, stir, stir. this i charge you: you must keep stirring.

- i cooked this for hours, probably 2-3. but you just want to watch the consistency and wait for it to become JAM! i used a spoon to take it out and test, cool it down and make sure it seems like the sort of jam you like to eat!

- eat that jam!

1 comment:

  1. heather, you're making me so hungry.
    i know what i want
    and i know what we need
    when the first fruits of the harvest
    begin to blacken and bleed
    and the purple fruit gives way when you press it
    ever so slightly
    and through the thatches behind the green leaves
    we heard the fire-eyed macaw sing as evil as you please
    his little song
    is a very pretty song
    but its something i won't stand for.