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Postby veg gardener » Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:15 pm

fig what can i do with figs i know i can eat them anyone out thier got a fig jam recipes
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Re: figs

Postby Abbi » Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:07 pm

Here's one :
1KG Fresh green figs
hot water
1kg sugar
1.5 teaspoons grated lemon rind
quarter cup lemon juice

1. Remove stalks from figs and place in large bowl
2. Add enough hot water to cover completely, allow to soak 5 minutes.
3. Drain well and chop figs
4. Mix figs in large saucepan with sugar, lemon rind and lemon juice,
Cook over low heat for about 1.5 hours, stirring frequently, until syrup is thick and clear.
5. Remove from heat and pour into sterilized jars.

I've never made it, so would like to hear how it goes.
Last edited by Abbi on Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: figs

Postby veg gardener » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:32 pm

Abbi wrote:Here's one :
1KG Fresh green figs
hot water
1kg sugar
1.5 teaspoons grated lemon rind
quarter cup lemon juice

1. Remove stalks from figs and place in large bowl
2. Add enough hot water to cover completely, allow to soak 5 minutes.
3. Drain well and chop figs
4. Mix figs in large saucepan with sugar, lemon rind and lemon juice,
Cook over low heat for about 1.5 hours, stirring frequently, until syrup is thick and clear.
5. Remove from heat and cool completely before pouring into sterilized jars.

I've never made it, so would like to hear how it goes.

ok thanks abbi
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Re: figs

Postby Kerrie » Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:00 pm

Hmm why would you cool it before pouring into jars? Every other jam recipe I have seen requires the jam to be poured into the jars while still hot, so that upon cooling the jar vacuum seals. If you let it cool first, you'll get mould on the jam!

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Re: figs

Postby Abbi » Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:41 pm

Kerrie wrote:Hmm why would you cool it before pouring into jars? Every other jam recipe I have seen requires the jam to be poured into the jars while still hot, so that upon cooling the jar vacuum seals. If you let it cool first, you'll get mould on the jam!

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:shock: You're absolutely right, Kerrie. i typed a copy of the recipe out without noticing what it said there! The recipe really did say cool completely, but I'm sure thats wrong. :?

I never cool jam before pouring it into the hot, sterilized jars either. Sorry about that veg gardner. I'll edit my original post.
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Re: figs

Postby veg gardener » Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:02 am

ok
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Re: figs

Postby orchid40 » Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:31 am

I made fig jam with this recipe but added lime chopped up small instead of lemon and it's delicious!
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Re: figs

Postby veg gardener » Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:13 pm

ill have to wait till i have 1kg of figs
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Re: figs

Postby veg gardener » Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:51 pm

i forgot to ask it says green figs so do they have to be ripe or not
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Re: figs

Postby kelly3 » Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:24 pm

I make a yummy fig tart, with short crust pastry, slice figs thinly, sprinkle brown sugar and ground almonds over top with a tony bit of butter and bake in oven till goldren brown. :D
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Re: figs

Postby veg gardener » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:48 pm

sounds yummy :D
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Re: figs

Postby grevs1 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:14 am

last year we had only small quantities of figs at one time..so i came across a yummy recipe for a
"fig-sauce" guess you could call it !!

use five or 6 ripe figs....wash and chop.....add a good splash of port (or any alcohol you like :D )...put bowl topped with gladwrap into the microwave oven for about 3 min.....finish!!!!....
yummy hot over icecream !!!.......and yes i DON'T add sugar..ripe figs are sweet enough i reckon...but you can add some if you wish....

or i used this thick "sauce" to put on base before pouring cheesemixture over....makes a delicious fruity cheesecake !! you have to try this....lovely
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Re: figs

Postby andi » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:00 pm

Quarter figs and roughly chop macadamias. Drizzle with maple syrup and bake til caramelised. Serve with vanilla icecream or blue cheese depending on your sweet or savoury preference.
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