I am joining in with Thursday's My Creative Space at Kootoyoo.
- Deep fruit bowl laden with feijoas
- Glass jars waiting to be sterilised
Have you seen feijoas before?
They're a plump little fruit closely related to the guava and native to Brazil. The yellow flesh is sweet and has a slightly gritty texture. And I have kilos and kilos of them, from a tree in my parents' garden.
So, jars have been duly hoarded; the sugar shipped in. Its jam-making time at our place.
Preparing the feijoas is a fair bit of work (the green skin needs to be peeled off each egg-sized fruit), but its all worthwhile. Feijoas make a fantastic candy-flavoured preserve, which is perfect served smeared over warm fluffy scones and topped with lashing of cream.
I just hope I don't meet with the same jam-making accident that befell me last year. A scalded tongue can be so painful!