Wednesday, February 3, 2016

No Rana Temporaria. Just F.R.O.G.

In case you wondered ...

 

 

No frogs (rana temporaria to scientists) were hurt in the making of Frog Jam.

Honest!

Frog is an acronym for the main jam ingredients which are

F for figs

R for raspberries

O for oranges, and

G for ginger.



FROG JAM

(Makes 5-6 half pints)

Ingredients:

4 cups fresh figs

1/2 cup orange juice

2 1/2 cups fresh raspberries

1 tsp fresh ginger, chopped fine

1 1/2 cups sugar

3 Tbsp low-sugar pectin

1 Tbsp lemon juice

Directions:

Purée the fruit and ginger in a blender until smooth.

Cook mixture in a large pot with sugar and pectin over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens, about 10-15 minutes.

Pour in jars and keep in refrigerator.

Frog jam is said to be "exquisite" and an "irresistible combination" of fruit.

You can make it

Hoppin' Frog Jam

by adding jalapeño peppers to taste!

Apparently it's a favorite food at Amish weddings these days.

I wouldn't know. I don't have any fresh figs to try a batch.

18 comments:

  1. Cynthi I will try it in the summer. Let's hope it tastes delicious

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  2. Thank you - my appetite has returned and the long awaited rains/storm
    arrived last night - lasted 20 minutes of heavy stuff and then!!!! ???
    from the heat in the ground the steam rose (not the flowery variety).
    However by about midnight conditions became OK.
    Now I will be breakfast - 6.00am and still not too hot - YET!
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. It is the heat!!

      "Now I will HAVE breakfast".
      Colin

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  3. This sounds really good, and not too hard to make. Thank you!

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  4. Well, that's a relief! I thought it was actually from frogs!

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  5. That sounds better. I have the figs nearly ready, but hardly any raspberries this year, so won't be trying it.

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  6. Ah thank God or should I thank Kermit - that GREEN has disappeared.
    Colin

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  7. The ingredients seem a good combination. Not a lover of Jam and it's good you fixed your 'green' )

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  8. I do feel a little silly, I presumed it was made from frogs. That actually sounds quite good.

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  9. When I read about the 'frog jam' in your previous post, I did assume it was made from frogs! Thought it might have been a French Influence! Lol. Once again I've learned a lot from reading your blog, Cynthia!

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  10. Glad you explained the word frog. I was afraid you use all kind of strange animals in the food there!

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  11. Glad you clarified that as I did wonder about the ingredients.

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  12. Now that's good to know. I am going to save this and give it a try. I'll let you know how it turns out.

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  13. Sounds like an interesting combination.

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