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Compotes, Jams etc.

PostPosted: July 20th, 2017, 2:08 pm
by Zosherooney
It's a science ! Bubbling on the stove - hopefully will be an apricot, lime zest and ginger jam. I am not at all keen on over sweet preserves or anything sweet for that matter. Which is why I try and cut down on the sugar but just enough to keep it for a while !

Next on the agenda is a bucket of pears but I fancy adding something spicy to it.... Chilli, cinnamon or something aromatic.... Since making chilli cherry jam I am leaning towards sweet/savoury on toast for brekkie...

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PostPosted: July 20th, 2017, 2:24 pm
by TeresaFoodie
The muffins with cardamom look good.

http://www.seriouseats.com/2016/09/pear-recipes.html

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PostPosted: July 20th, 2017, 2:27 pm
by suffolk
I found pears go a bit mushy if jammed or chutneyd, but there's nothing to beat spiced pickled pears with cold cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/pickledpears_93088

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PostPosted: July 20th, 2017, 2:41 pm
by Zosherooney
Cor Suff, that sounds delish :chops: I suppose cold pork would go well with it as well. :chef:

Thanks to Mr. Z I have enough cakey stuff to last for a while Tezza, but will keep them in mind for later.

Thought I might research a Perry recipe? :cocktail: :cocktail:

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PostPosted: July 20th, 2017, 3:28 pm
by suffolk
Zosherooney wrote:Cor Suff, that sounds delish I suppose cold pork would go well with it as well.


Of course it would ............ and fab with cold guinea fowl, pheasant, goose, gammon, salt beef, pressed salt ox tongue, Bath chaps ................ game pie :hungry: :hungry: :hungry:

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PostPosted: July 20th, 2017, 5:38 pm
by Zosherooney
Nah! perry is too much faff. I have some turkey mince which will be turned into meatballs and there is a recipe for meatballs with tomato and pear sauce.

Enough pears to feed the rest of Wiltshire !

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PostPosted: February 7th, 2018, 6:21 pm
by Zosherooney
We opened our container of pickled pears today to go with the last lump of Polish spam and very nice they were too. I shall make those again next Autumn. :chops: Thanks Suff for the pointer. :tu:

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PostPosted: February 7th, 2018, 6:57 pm
by suffolk
:chops: :tu:

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PostPosted: February 9th, 2018, 9:42 pm
by Herbidacious
I bought some of this from M&S before Christmas. Seems to have been discontinued now. It is gorgeous. I'd love to try and recreate it.

https://cravedlondon.com/products/smoky ... -marmalade

(or just buy some more :) they have some other interesting flavours to inspire preserve makers.)

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PostPosted: July 27th, 2018, 5:31 pm
by Zosherooney
I was not sure where to post this - here or the courgette thread. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/courgette-conserve Has anyone tried this or anything similar ?

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PostPosted: July 28th, 2018, 10:24 am
by Seatallan
It looks lovely Zosh! I would certainly give it a go. I've made marrow jam, which isn't dissimilar. :chops:

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PostPosted: July 29th, 2018, 10:27 pm
by Zosherooney
Cheers Sea. I have an abundance of limes ATM so will use their zest.

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PostPosted: July 31st, 2018, 1:32 pm
by MariaKK
Zosh, not Compotes but Kompot.
You must have had this in Poland - a home made stewed fruit drink especially popular in the summer made with gluts of whatever fruit's going. I like red fruit best - plums,cherries, berries etc Like making a veg stock but using fruit instead of veg - Just simmer long and slow till you get the a flavour you like.

Can also be bottled for the long winter months - see here

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=11905&p=303735&hilit=Kompot#p303735

ATB
Marja

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PostPosted: August 15th, 2018, 9:20 pm
by Zosherooney
Thanks Maria, Have only just seen this..... So are you saying that it is a drink and not stewed fruit in its own juice that we have with rice pudding or custard or yoghurt ?