Today is a very special day. I decided to turn Wednesday into my personal jam-day. This means, if I create a (new) jam, you will definitely read about it on Wednesday. Today, being the first jammy Wednesday, should be started with a nice breakfast in bed. Yay! Freshly made buns, bread, or even better, croissants, some sticks of butter and, of course, homemade jam served on a wooden tray. That would be amazing! Unfortunately, I have to skip the part with the bed. But I will still treat myself with some bread and a glass of homemade plum jam with marzipan.
That’s the way I could eat plums all day long. They need to be blended and refined with chunks of marzipan and lots of cinnamon. Okay, those ingredients might prompt feelings of wintry days, which is indeed a bit early, but it is hardly surprising with these barely noticeable summer days.
Besides the ingredients above, I’ve tried something new…well…no, it’s actually something old.
Making my last jam, I used special jam sugar which is not available in some countries. So, I used normal sugar like in the old days. And, although it took some time to set, it amounted to the same thing: a nice, spreadable plum jam with marzipan.
But try this recipe and convince yourself:
Finally, I would like to give you a piece of advice: You can use other fruits in combination with normal caster sugar. But you have to take a look at their amount of pectin, which is a natural gelling agent. If you use fruits with less pectin, you need to compensate that which can be achieved with freshly squeezed lemon juice.
With this in mind,
I wish you a jammy Wednesday.