Saturday, 3 September 2011

Homemade Tangelo and Goji Berry Jam

Tangelos and other citrus fruits are abundant at the moment on backyard trees and on of the best ways to enjoy the fruit all year around is to make jam out of it. I've recently been given a box full of them from a friend so made this jam. Tangelos provide a fantastic sour and tart flavour to this jam which makes it tangy and not too sweet. This recipe can apply to any other citrus fruit if you don't have access to tangelos. Use this recipe for oranges, mandarins, tangerines, clementines, cumquats etc. (although I haven't made it with these fruits so let me know what it's like if you do!).

Tangelo and Goji Berry Jam

1.5kg tangelos, peeled (see note 1)
1.5kg sugar
1 packet of jam setta (see note 2)
1 cup goji berries

To Make:
1. Remove all seeds from the tangelo and chop into small pieces (your hands will smell nice and citrusy after this).
2. Put the tangelo and the sugar in a large saucepan and heat gently until all the sugar has dissolved. Add the goji berries and simmer for about 15 minutes.
3. Add the jam setta and boil for a further 15 minutes. 
4. To test whether the jam is ready do the set test. To do this: place a teaspoon full of the jam (preferably not a chunky fruity bit) on a saucer and put in the freezer for about 30-40 seconds. Take it out and run your finger through it. If the jam crinkles then it is ready. If it doesn't then boil the jam for a further 5 minutes and try the test again.
5. Once you have a successful set test remove the jam from the heat.
6. Wash your empty jars in warm soapy water and rinse well. Put the jam in them and screw the lids on tightly. 
7. Line a big saucepan with tea towels (so the glass jars don't touch the bottom or sides) and add the jars full of jam. Cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Boil for 20 minutes to sterilise. 

Makes about 7 jars (but this will vary depending in the size of your jam jars of course!). Tastes great with A-dizzle's Lime and Coconut Scones or Pumpkin, Maple and Walnut Scones!  

Note 1: If you don't quite have 1.5 kilos of tangelos you can make up the little bit extra using mandarins or oranges.
Note 2: I'm not really big on plugging brands in my recipes but Jam Setta is an exception because it makes jam making soooooo easy. It should be in the sugar section of your supermarket and the packet looks like this:

1 comment:

  1. Awesome stuff K-Bobo.
    Goji Berry and Tangelo --sounds very gourmet :)