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Recipe 3: Plum and Orange jam with Hazelnuts

An invigorating and unusual combination of flavours makes this recipe a must try.

Key Ingredients

1Kg plums (stones removed)
Finely grated zest and juice of a small orange or lime
115g hazelnuts
1Kg sugar


Method

  1. Place plums in a pan with 75mL of water and the orange/lime juice and zest.
  2. Bring to the boil and then simmer for about 20 minutes untile the fruit is soft. Meanwhile, preheat the grill.
  3. Spread the hazelnuts in a single layer on a baking sheet and toast until the skins split and the nuts begin to brown, stir as necessary to brown evenly.
  4. Tip roasted nuts into a colander and rub with a dry cloth or tea towel to remove the skins.
  5. Chop the nuts.
  6. Stir the sugar and nuts into the hot plums until the sugar is disolved completely.
  7. Raise the heat and hard boil for 10-15 minutes, stir as necessary until the setting point is reached*. Remove from the heat and skin the foam off the surface of the jam with a slotted spoon.
  8. Leave to stand for 10-15 minutes to cool a little. Stir and ladle into clean jars.
  9. Seal the jars. Store in a cool dry place.
*Note: To test the setting point of the jam, drop a small amount of the jam onto a cold saucer and leave to cool. Push the drops with either your finger or a spoon. If the jam crinkles and appears sticky, the jam is set, if your finger moves easily through the jam it will require further heating until it is thicker.