Excerpt from the book „Vegetarisches aus 1001 Nacht“, pala-verlag, page 34
A recipe with one of the most ancient fruits of mankind.
The fig has a very long history which starts, according to recent research results, 11.400 years ago in Jordania. Not only was the fig a very important fruit to eat but gained a very interesting symbolic meaning over the years. It is a symbol for fertility but also a symbol for feeling well.
Tip: Add a pomegrate, a little orange juice, cinnamon and anis to your jelly. This will add a special flavor to it which sweetens up the cold November days.
Fig jelly from the middle east
- 500 g fresh figs
- 500 g cane sugar
- 1 tbsp water
1. Clean and dry fresh figs.
2. Add water, sugar and figs into a pan and bring to a boil for a short time. Let it simmer for about 2.5 hours without stirring it.
3. Let the jelly cool down and fill into clean jars.
Tip: The fig jelly tastes best when fresh and should be eaten as soon as possible.