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Offline kezza

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Loquat Jam
« on: September 30, 2012, 04:58:45 am »
Had a go at making this jam and it seems to have worked!

I had two cups of loquats once I had taken the stones out and blitzed.  I added some water to just cover the loquats, as per a recipe JD gave me on a link, and cooked that for 5 mins 100degrees speed 1.

Then I added the juice and rind of 1 lemon and then 3/4 cup sugar for every cup of loquat - so in this case 1 1/2 cups of raw sugar.  I also decided to add a 1/2 tspn of Heilala Vanilla paste.

I then cooked it 100 degrees for 30mins speed 1.  It was still not thick enough, so I did it for another 30mins speed 2 and it thickened a lot quicker on the speed 2.  All in all I think I cooked for about 65 mins, but will use speed 2 from the beginning next time.  It is really tasty - quite sweet, so could adjust that if you are looking for less sweetness and more tart.

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Re: Loquat Jam
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2012, 05:12:10 am »
Well done Kerry.  I wonder though if you had turned the temp up to Varoma after the initial cooking whether this would have thickened it even quicker?
Judy from North Haven, South Australia

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Re: Loquat Jam
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2012, 09:58:58 am »
You are probably right there JD.  I'll try that next time.  I was also wondering whether I needed to add the water, because I noticed with other fruits you don't.  But I followed the initial recipe.  I'm just glad I have something we can eat! It probably could have been thicker, but hey, it's quite lovely the way it is.  Thought I might make some little butterfly cakes with it.

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Re: Loquat Jam
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012, 11:25:18 am »
I followed another recipe for jam once that had water added. It was bit of a failure so the next batch I left it out and it was perfect. Think I also cooked it on varoma for about 10 min at the end.
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Re: Loquat Jam
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2012, 11:55:21 am »
My loquat tree is loaded, they aren't ready yet but apart from standing at the tree and gorging myself I have never done anything else with them.  I will try some jam.

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Re: Loquat Jam
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2012, 05:44:16 am »
Thanks faffa, I think I will definitely leave the water out next time.
Aussie Brenda please have a go and let us know how it went.

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Re: Loquat Jam
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2012, 10:02:28 pm »
OK, going to be brave and give this recipe a go - our tree has finally come into fruit after a couple severe pruning...wish me luck.  Will be following all the great tips on this convo!   :)

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Re: Loquat Jam
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2012, 10:35:25 am »
Yay Maribel - I'm glad you are going to have a go.  I really enjoyed my jam,

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Re: Loquat Jam
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2012, 08:43:35 pm »
Where is the recipe for this am? The tree next door to us is full and allying in our yard.

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Re: Loquat Jam
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2012, 09:42:49 am »
Wonder, I haven't posted 'recipe' as such, just read the posts and you will get the idea of what to do.  I just read some jam posts and used the loquats.  Good luck!

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Re: Loquat Jam
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2012, 06:04:39 am »
Mezzanine did you take the seeds out before you cooked them?

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Re: Loquat Jam
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2014, 06:25:18 am »
Just  revisited this as my Loquats are ready again and I have actually picked some , I will make jam tomorrow.  Thinking that some strawberries and Loquats would be nice together

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Re: Loquat Jam
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2014, 10:31:27 am »
How did the jam go AB?

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Re: Loquat Jam
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2014, 08:38:16 pm »
The jam is very nice a little bit runny so I put in half a pkt of jam setter,  I always cut the sugar down so I used half the amount of sugar to weight of fruit, it was a bit of a pain, I peeled and stones them before I put them in the bowl.  I made three jars and although I have plenty left I'm over it,  yesterday I made strawberry and mango jam,  I will probably give most of it away we don't eat much jam.  Just like cooking and hate wasting fruit.

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Re: Loquat Jam
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2014, 05:19:14 am »
Yes, the peeling and taking the stones out is definitely a pain!