Monday, 7 July 2014

Plum jam


   After one year without posting any recipes in English, I’m back!
   Sorry for the last months... When you're not a native speaker, it is not always easy...

   Today’s theme is about jams. After many years without particularly appreciating this kind of sweet I decided to give myself a chance and try to cook a  fresh fruit jam wich would be low in sugar.
   During these last two weeks I have been offered two baskets of plums that I have been using in juices, smoothies and for the sweet I’m posting the recipe today. A  plum jam with a slightly spicy flavor and low in sugar.
   Plums are powerful antioxidants, rich in phyto nutrients, calcium, iron, potassium and vitamins, among them vitamins C, A and B2.
   For the spicy flavor, I used fresh ginger root whose medicinal values ​​are highly recognized for its richness in antioxidants and their anti-inflammatory properties.
   To sweeten, my heart went  for one of the healthiest sweeteners – coconut sugar, a one hundred natural product, which is not processed. Compared to the other brands of sugar, coconut sugar, has a much lower glycemic value and it is high in potassium, magnesium, zinc and iron. This sugar is much more expensive than the other brands but if you consume it with wise, you will be investing in our health, right?

(for about 500ml)

600 gr plums peeled and pitted
250 gr coconut sugar
1 full tsp fresh grated ginger

Clean the plums, remove the skin and the pit. 

Put them in a pot  over medium heat.
Add the sugar, let it dissolve and add the fresh ginger.

Reduce the volum to minimum and simmer for 30 minutes (or until it has reached the thickness you desire), stirring frequently.
Let it set up and serve with toasts, crepes, cakes or or cookies of your preference. You can also use it for decorating cakes, puddings or cheesecakes.

Pour jam into prepared jars, fill them and refrigerate.

Bon appétit!

© veggie delicious food, July  2014

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