Showing posts with label jam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label jam. Show all posts


Plum jam - easy recipe

 Who doesn't like a slice of toast with jam or soft pancakes filled in with jam? or a cake with jam? 

and when the jam is home made and you can control the amount of sugar, it is even better :) 

so here is a recipe of plum jam: 


4 kilos of plums: could be different types of plums for a plus of flavour, but well ripe

1 kilo brown sugar 

2-3 satchels of vanilla sugar 

1 cane of cinnamon (optional) 


How to:

Wash the fruits well and take out the seeds. Cut the fruits in small pieces. Place the fruits in layers in bowls or pots and sprinkle some 2-3 sugar spoons for each layer, until finishing the fruits. Leave them over night. 


Next day, you can put the pot to boil to a low temperature so the juice evaporates. Depending on how much juice the fruits have, it will take longer or shorter to get the right consistency of jam. 

One important step: when the jam starts to foil, there will be a foam - it is necessary to collect that foam and throw it away - contains impurities of fruits and sugar. 


In this case, it took around 3hours, at a very very low temperature. 

To test if the jam is ready, you take a spoon of jam, place it on a plate and when you separate the jam with spoon, it shouldn't run from plate. 

You need to have sterilized jars, ready to be used. 

After the jam is done, you can wait till it gets a bit cooler and then place it in jars. 

For a 2nd sterilization, place the jars in oven at 50-60 degrees C, for about 1 hour. 

Final product ready to be stored in pantry: 


Coconut and blackberry jam cake

Helloooo :) I want to share with you this recipe for a fast cake with ingredients you can easily find. I craved for something sweet and pull this together. So here we go:


  • 5 eggs 
  • 100 gr flour 
  • 100 gr coconut 
  • one jar of blackberry jam - 250-300gr 
  • 50 gr brown sugar 
  • baking powder
  • lemon juice 

Time : 20 min to prepare + 40 min in the oven 

You start by dividing the egg parts and in a bowl you mix the white parts with sugar till you get a texture that wont' leak out of the bowl. In another bowl you add the yolks, along with flour, coconut and baking powder, previously dissolved in the lemon juice. 

See? it's very easy. Ah, almost forgot to remind about the oven that needs to be pre-heated at 180 degrees C. 

Then you mix everything and lay it in the tray, on a baking paper. Depending on the oven you have, it might take 35-40 min to bake it. When it's done, it looks like this: 

Now it is the moment when you lay a pretty thick layer of blackberry jam on top of the cake and then you put it back in the oven for another 5-10 min. The result looks like this: 

You can cut into pieces when it gets colder, after 30 min or so. I took it to work the next day,  and I can tell you that my colleagues found it delicious :) So bon-appetit :)