Figs comin our of our lugs

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  1. jetlag03

    jetlag03 Funster

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    Figs figs every where. Why is nature so wasteful our fig tree just keeps on producing and there is a limit to how many one can eat or process ..... wasps are having a field day ... lust say though the smell is divine as the figs slowly go over ripe
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    what a waste..

    we both love them, but they are expensive in the UK
     
  3. Munchie

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    Ahh figs, stuffed with foie grad mmmmm
     
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    Gras even
     
  5. Larrynwin

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    Yes we too have a good crop this year, keeps you regular :moon2::wink:
     
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    Cut them in half and dry them
    OR!
    Preserves for the winter?

    Fig Jelly

    Use sound, slightly under ripe fruit, which is not mushy. Wash and dry, remove stems, leaves and any bruised parts.
    In a large saucepan cook fruit and water, if necessary over low heat until fruit is very soft.
    Suspend jelly bag over a large bowl, pour fruit into jelly bag, allow juice to drip slowly. DO NOT squeeze, stir or shake bag or the jelly will be cloudy.
    Weigh juice, then weigh same amount of sugar.
    In a large saucepan, warm juice, add sugar. Cook over a low heat until the sugar dissolves. Stir occasionally.
    Increase heat. Boil rapidly until jelly reaches 105c (221f) Remove from heat, remove scum, Ladle hot jelly into hot jars, cover!
    Store in a cupboard for 3 weeks before using.
    Jam will last for several years in unopened jars, (we have just finished crab apple jelly made in 2011)

    This recipe can be used for any fruit! cept citrus!
    Jelly bag can just be a square of muslin suspended over a bowl.
    Temparture though (105c) is crucial!

    Weight of fruit isn't crucial because you add the same weight of sugar to the weight of the juice, 500gms of juice, =500gms of sugar, 1 tonne of juice=1 tonne of sugar,

    This is a very simple recipe, idiot proof even, even a cornishman can do it:rolleyes:
     
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    Come and grab as many as you like .... it's the same here every year at this time ... CANNOT give em away everyone has too many same problems with the tomatoes .... we have fridges, freezers and bellies full of em
     
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    I don't give a fig.
     
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    figs ain't what they used to be ............
     
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    Think yourself lucky that it is wasp's. They don't get a look in at ours for flies, 10's of 000's of them.
     
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    Am I missing something here?
    What have lots of figs got to do with Motorhome Detailing?
    Other than possibly getting rid of the stains when they bounce off the bodywork.:whistle:
     
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  12. Larrynwin

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    I guess the op figured, FIGURED that moho folk like figs :p
     
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  13. jetlag03

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    SORRY ...... that will be my fault cos I posted it in the wrong place .... what can I say ... Yorkshireman in France= CONFUSED
     
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    I think Rangi gave you all the details :whistle:
     
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