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Compotes, Jams etc.

Postby Zosherooney » July 20th, 2017, 2:08 pm

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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Postby TeresaFoodie » July 20th, 2017, 2:24 pm

The muffins with cardamom look good.

http://www.seriouseats.com/2016/09/pear-recipes.html
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Postby suffolk » July 20th, 2017, 2:27 pm

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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Postby Zosherooney » July 20th, 2017, 2:41 pm

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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Postby suffolk » July 20th, 2017, 3:28 pm

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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Postby Zosherooney » July 20th, 2017, 5:38 pm

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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Postby Zosherooney » February 7th, 2018, 6:21 pm

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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Postby suffolk » February 7th, 2018, 6:57 pm

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Postby Herbidacious » February 9th, 2018, 9:42 pm

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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Postby Zosherooney » July 27th, 2018, 5:31 pm

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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Postby Seatallan » July 28th, 2018, 10:24 am

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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Postby Zosherooney » July 29th, 2018, 10:27 pm

Cheers Sea. I have an abundance of limes ATM so will use their zest.
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Postby MariaKK » July 31st, 2018, 1:32 pm

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

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Postby Zosherooney » August 15th, 2018, 9:20 pm

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 ?
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Postby Zosherooney » January 29th, 2019, 6:26 pm

https://www.theguardian.com/food/shortc ... in-spreads

From one of the comments at the bottom of this article....

Elderberries help with chestiness, I add them into my bramble jelly. I use red crab apples for my chilli jam, tho it’s a jelly really, not a jam. I also use crabapples mixed with the sloes from my sloe gin. Sloe gin jelly is delicious.

Today for my brekkie I had porridge with chilli jelly and P nut butter....... surprisingly good.....
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