For the record – making jam is NOT just for grandmothers and chefs….you too can do it at home. And TRULY it is super easy. I love giving and receiving homemade gifts….and jams are perfect for this. Find a beautiful jar some vintage fabric and twine and bottle up your homemade jam for a special thoughtful gift this Christmas!
Remember – no need to be Martha Stewart to make this recipe….dont be scared, just try it and have fun.
- Scoop out the filling of 1kg worth of ripe feijoas.
- Bring to the boil all feijoa pulp with 2/3 cup of water. You need to use a heavy based large pan and be careful as it gets really hot!
- After a couple of minutes, when the feijoas are tender, add the grated rind and juice of 1 lemon and 1 kilo of white sugar. Stir for 2-3 minutes, then leave simmering (stir occasionally) until the jam is set.
- Test if the jam is set by dropping a bit into some cold water. If it forms a little ball then it’s done. It usually takes about 20 – 25 minutes, but it depends on the ripeness of the fruit, so you just have to keep on eye on it.
- Obviously make sure that your jam jars are sterile. Use any old jam jars you have lying around (no need to go out and buy snazzy ones). Just boil them on the stove top for 3-4 minutes and dry on low in the oven.
- You have to bottle the jam when its HOT (so be careful). Try and get the jam as close to the top of the jar as you can, as you want as little oxygen possible to be in it.
- Cool and store in your fridge. ENJOY x