Thursday, January 7, 2010

Oops and Jam

That last post was supposed to be in my personal blog (the one about the Christmas Tree). It took me a while to notice it had happened! Here is a simple great recipe for fruit jam to make up for it!

Lacto-fermentation is a great way to get enzymes into your body that help to break down difficult foods, like grains for your body to use. This is a delicious recipe that includes this process.

Fermented Fruit Jam
*2 cups dried fruit (this one pictured is fig and raisen, try to find unsulphured fruit)
*1/2 TBL sea salt (why yes that is alot, it is needed in the fermentation process and the flavor disappears when the jam is done)
*1/8 cup whey (can be made from yogurt by draining)
*1/8-1/4 cup raw honey
Cook the fruit in filtered water until soft. Transfer fruit to processor and blend with the rest of the ingredients. Place into a jar and keep at room temp. for 2 days (3 if if its cold!) Move it to the fridge and devour within 2 months... I don't think that will be a problem!