Friday 12 October 2018

Homemade Roselle Jam

I'm very fortunate that the current company where I'm working has a big courtyard growing organic herbs, vegetables and roselle flowers. Basil, pandan leaves, "black face general" or Strobilanthes crispus, mulberry, brinjal, lady finger etc. Glad to have some of the bountiful harvests occassionally.

Obtained from sources, roselle is extremely healthy and has a ludicrous amount of vitamins and minerals, ranging from vitamins for your nervous system to immune system boosters and natural fats.  According to a recent study, those drinking roselle tea tend to have lower blood pressure and a healthier cardiovascular system.

With the given roselles, I love to boil them to make roselle drinks. Relax with a cup of  warm drink served with some honey.

My favorite roselle tea
This time round, I tried out some roselle jam.

Homemade Roselle Jam
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30-35 minutes

285g roselle calyx (remove seedpods and washed) (25 small & medium roselle flowers)
125ml water
120g - 150g  granulated sugar (adjust sweetness to your liking)

Fills a 300ml jar

Instructions :
1. Soak the roselle flowers in water for about 5 minutes. Remove the seedpods with a stainless steel core seed remover (twist & push from the bottom). Wash roselle calyx clean with water. Drain water off. Tear the calyx into smaller pieces.

2. In a saucepan, combine water and roselle and cook with medium flame. Stirring occasionally. Once the mixture heats up and begins to boil, turn to low flame and use the electric hand blender to blend. Simply stick it into the saucepan and blend the mixture for about 1 minute or till thick smoothie texture.

3. Add the sugar.  Stir occasionally, making sure that the sugar has completely dissolved. Cook for about 20 more minutes until jam has thickened.

4. Off the flame. The mixture will continue to thicken as it cools. Once cooled, transfer the jam to a jar or airtight container and refrigerate. Fridge for up to 2 weeks.

My colleague harvested these organic produce :

Snapped a few pictures while taking a quick stroll ... so lovely!

For once, I'm immersed in a tranquillity and serenity of rural life!

1 comment:

  1. So nice to be able to make use of the spacious compound to grow organic edible plants. I have tried the drink and the jam. That's a lot of harvest from your company's compound.


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