Wednesday, May 16, 2012
We have heaps of Capsicums at the moment and I happened to see a few different recipes for Capsicum Jam so thought that I'd have a go at making some too.
The recipes that I had seen though had ingredients that I didn't have here or that I don't eat so I had to do what I always do and change them to use what I had.
I had capsicums. I had the vinegar and sugar. I also had chokos and even though none of the recipes included those I figured they wouldn't hurt.
I chopped up the capsicums, maybe half a dozen red and a couple of green. Most of the seeds were removed but not all. I chopped up 2 peeled chokos. If I was using small chokos I wouldn't worry about peeling them but these were quite big. That was all put in a pot with a cup of vinegar and a cup of sugar and boiled until it thickened. I didn't take notice of how long it took as it was on the wood stove and I just kept coming back to give it a stir now and then.
OK, something didn't work here, usually the lids pop down and they are good to store but this time no popping down. Seeing as I only had 3 smallish jars though I am keeping it in the fridge and they will be gone within a few weeks.
I intend making some more but next time I will add onions and some chillies as well. Because I have them here. And that's what I do.