A lovely recipe for all those foraged jewels of goodness.
I use elderberries & blackberries with a little apple.
This berry jam is full of immune-boosting properties, antioxidants and vitamin C, with the apples aiding digestion, the magical medicinal benefits of the honey and chia seeds that contain lots of OMEGA 3 and minerals.
Superfood in a jar!
You will need
- 500g Fruit
- 75g Honey
- Ground Chia Seeds
- lemon juice (optional)
Pop the fruit in a pan with the juice of a lemon and gently stew it until it reaches a dry, pulpy consistency. Because of the pips and seeds in the elderberries and blackberries, I push the pulp through a sieve but if your fruit is seedless then there is no need.
Stir in 75g of honey and let it cool a little before stirring in the Chia seeds, I generally use between 1-2 heaped tablespoons of ground chia seeds but the quantity you use will depend on many things… how thick your pulp is and how thick you like your jam.
Keep your jam in the fridge.
(Note: I use ground Chia seeds, if you use the whole seeds it will work but the consistency will be different)
Your jam won’t keep for a long time but saying that it never lasts very long in our house.
Which gives you lots of opportunities to experiment with different fruits throughout the season.