from my kitchen notes
I made this jam following the instructions given and it was devine. We have since stopped buying jam and I now make any that we need.
Thank you for sharing this recipe, its so easy to follow as you have simplified it so much.
Well got to go, need to make my second batch.
P.S. I made enough to last for 2 weeks and the 1st jar was as nice as the last spreading,
I tried this recipe as written but my figs were too sweet so made it again cutting out the sugar part. Still very good, still very sweet, so made it the last time without any sweetener. I understand it won't have as long a shelf life, but that's ok - it doesn't last that long anyway! I probably have one more batch before the figs are gone, so might just freeze them for later. The figs are sweeter than usual this year, maybe because of the drought and heat? I looked for recipes for quiite awhile before settling on this one, and it's a winner!
Thank you so much for the feedback :) --DK
I am not adding any water Rossi --DK
Personally as I mention in the Tips section, all honey makes it too overpowering for me. Honey has such a dominant flavor so I wudnt use all honey for me personally. I havent tried with Stevia yet hence have no personal opinion but I have heard that cooking with stevia gives a bitter aftertaste (ditto for another product called Stevia in the Raw) so your jam probably might end up tasting bitter. But as I said, this is just hearsay and not my personal opinion. Agave has similar properties to that of Honey - in the sense that the main sugar type is Fructose. I came across this article here throws light to your question - see if it helps: http://extension.psu.edu/food-safety/food-preservation/faq/making-jams-jellies-with-agave-syrup --DK
I havent personally tried it and hence have no idea. But there is a recipe for a Jam with dried figs. refer my "Tips section in my Fig Newton Recipe - it might give u an idea --DK
Oh I havent personally done this - see if this thread helps - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/697403 --DK
Oh yes! Definitely. --DK
Thank you so much. I have a toddler myself and I know where you are coming from. With an infant and a job, I can only imagine :) But its wonderful to see that you are still motivated. Women power! --DK
Trust me, being selfish at times is good. Like in your case ;) --DK
Isn't it? Can you blame me for giving it lovey dovey looks, much to non stop sniggering from the other half? Hmpf! Men! --DK