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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Fig Marmalade

(Incir Marmeladi)

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Fig Marmalade
500 gr (14-15 green fresh figs) peeled
2 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 tsp mastic, roll glass on the mastic to make it powdery (or use mortar)
1/2 of lemon juice

Melt the sugar and water in a medium sized pot. Add the figs and cook for about 20-25 minutes. Then add the mastic. Use the immersion blender to puree. Cook for about 10 more minutes over a little bit under the medium heat.

Put a drop of marmalade on a cold plate, if it is not runny and stays, then it's done. Add the lemon juice, stir. After 2 minutes turn the heat off. Wait 2-3 minutes until it cools down. Then place into a clean jar, then close the lid tightly. Store in a dark and cool place.

Place some Fig Marmalade on the thin crackers and sprinkle walnuts pieces over the tops:)

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5 Comments:

At 1:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I buy fig jam because I cant get any fresh ones anywhere:(

 
At 9:24 PM, Anonymous Justine said...

Where is mastic available? I have so many recipes that call for it and I have no idea where to get it. I live in the US (Portland, Maine) and love to cook turkish food for my turkish boyfriend. (He loves that I love to cook it too!) Your fig marmalade looks lovely.

 
At 8:17 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi,
You can find it in Turkish or Mediterranean stores if you have any
your area:)
Take care,

 
At 6:46 AM, Blogger Ann Wills said...

WHAT is MASTIC? never heard of this product.

 
At 8:09 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Ann,
Mastic has a pine tree aroma with a flavor similar to licorice.
There is more information about Mastic under the Mastic Pudding (February 15, 2007) which is under the "Dairy Desserts"

What is Mastic?
(Wikipedia)
Mastic gum or resin with the exquisite aroma is exuded from the bark of the mastic tree. Mastic is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing to 3–4 m tall, it is native throughout the Mediterranean and Aegean Sea region.

A hard, brittle, transparent resin, also known as mastic, is obtained from the tree. The resin is collected by bleeding from small cuts made in the bark. When chewed, the resin becomes bright white and opaque.

 

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