Friday, August 20, 2010

Homemade Roselle Jam from Home Grown Roselle – Recipe

I have not been updating my blog because I was rather busy for the last few weeks. Anyway there is still some work to do but I took some time out to write this post. I made this Roselle jam from the fruits I harvested from the roselle plants in my garden. Pectin that are found on plant cell walls is a type of chemical that can help jam to set and turn jelly like. It acts as a gelling agent. Pectin is found in fruits and citrus peel. Citrus peel contains the most amount of pectin. Fruits normally have around 1% to 2% of pectin but citrus fruits peels have around 30%. I used lemon grind and lemon juice to help my homemade roselle jam set. Many jam recipes recommend the usage of equal portion of fruits and sugar. I did not follow this measurement because I reckon the jam would turn out too sweet. I used half portion of sugar against the fruits. It is nice to eat this homemade roselle jam on toast or white bread with a cup of hot Chinese tea! Ingredients Roselle fruits, 4 cups Sugar, 2cups (or less to taste) Citrus rind, around ½ teaspoons or more to taste Lemon juice, 1 tablespoon Water enough to cover the fruit Put fruits, citrus rind and water into a pot. Boil until the fruit soften and the water level is halved. Add in the sugar and keep on stirring so that the mixture would not burn. Turn off the heat when the jam turned gel like and all the water almost dried out. Put aside until the jam cool down in to room temperature. Store the jam in airtight storage jar. I put them in the fridge because the jam contains no preservatives.

24 comments:

wenn said...

home made jam is always the best! Btw, my food blog, Scrumptious.

Mei Teng said...

It must be so rewarding to savour home-made jam from your roselle plants.

I have tasted roselle drink. It's like Ribena.

smallkucing said...

ada take mail order ka? see your jam i drooling liao

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Your homemade jam looks good...

suituapui said...

Ummmm...you have my address? Can send a bottle to me via poslaju? Hahahahaha!!!

fufu said...

i used to make strawberry jam in japan, when strawberry was cheap... :) but i added too many sugar, ended up strawberry juice (jam + water)! lol

Merryn said...

wow.... lol.. that suituapui... better i give u MY address.. lagi dekat.. lol.. stp.. u can dream on! uwek..

Bananazஇ said...

Pete am moving to your neighbour hood soon..no need to send Poslaju hand em over the fence will do..

reanaclaire said...

my my... pete, u r so busy and yet can make some homemade jam.. u can market the jam already.. wanna sell? :)

Cooking Gallery said...

I always admire people who can make jams themselves - looking good...:)!

Christine said...

missed you Pete. Nothing like homemade jam, a friend just brought me some homemade blackberry jam, it won't last long. Had some with pancakes.

MaryMoh said...

My favourite jam when I was young. It's really delicious. I also like it with those square crackers. Called soda crackers??

Pete said...

Wenn: ok,, will check it out

Mei Teng : Roselle jam taste quite good....

smallkucing : Must plant more plants......harvest too little....ha hah ha

Sharon : Taste good!

STP : Let me experiment to see how long it can last without refigeration.......I use my tummy as guinea pig....lol!

Fufu : Strawberry very soft, add little water can aledy!

Merryn : When I harvest more, will try to send to everyone...

Bananaz : Aiya, next door was empty but a new couple just moved in

Claire : Can send you some if the harvest is good but first I need to find a way to preserve it...maybe add more sugar....

Cooking Gallery : Actually quite easy to make...

Christine : Missing you too! Welcome back. Wish I can get fresh blackberries here....nice!

Marymoh : Not sure the cracker name....but I think I know which one you meant. I like the roselle jam also!

Ayie said...

oh pete, you make your jam and I buy mine!

mommy to chumsy said...

wow, this is so healthy. so what does the jam taste like? i've never tasted roselle fruits before :)

[SK] said...

oh, i think homemade jam is healthy.. less sugar and no preservatives compared to bought ones..

Angie's Recipes said...

Homemade jam tastes so much fresher and yummier!

cleffairy said...

Tsk.. Pete... where's my share... you said you gonna gv me some of those buah when u harvest more? Mana dia? Tsk tsk tsk!

xin said...

reminded me of some durian fruit jam my mom made :P

Cheah said...

Wow, everything you DIY! Your jam looks delicious!

Cheryl said...

I have not been blogging or catching up as much as I would like this summer, too busy enjoying the outdoors! Your jam sounds so good, enjoy.

Mommy Ling said...

Wow..it can make jam also. All i had before was a drink..taste like Ribena..LOL

Jen Cheung said...

haven't had fruit jam for a long time. i remember when I use to wake up in the morning to have breakfast - there's more chances to eat jam. but now i wake up too late for breaklfast lah.

have a good day!!
jen

My Little Space said...

Wow Pete, your roselle jam sounds awesome! The other day I was thinking about this jam but can't find any fresh roselle here. Maybe it's not so popular over here and no one grows it either. So I ended up making lemon marmalade & dragon fruit jam. Btw, do you withdraw the cooked roselle after the jam is ready? Thanks for the recipe & have a nice day.
Cheers, kristy

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