Who doesn’t love jams?
Those different coloured jars filled with sweet goodies that you can spread on your favourite bread, crackers, put on top of porridge or have with a selection of delicious cheeses. Since baobab has natural sweetness and tanginess in it, it works wonderfully as an ingredient for different sweet treats. This time we paired it with sugar and chilli – but if you’re not looking for that tiny extra kick you can also leave the chilli out. We love it though!
Baobab jam is a healthier option than many other jams – especially if you use the best quality, non-whitened sugars that have a low glycemic index. So less guilt with this treat!
- 192 grams of sugar
- 76 grams of baobab powder
- 475 ml of water
- a pinch of chilli powder (optional)
(preferably organic dark cane sugar or other dark sugar – if you can get your hands into birch sugar, even better!)
Place a medium-sized pot on the stove and mix the sugar and baobab powder, add a little water at a time until all the water has been added.
Stir to dissolve and bring the mixture to boil, then reduce temperature and let it simmer without stirring for 20 minutes or until it reaches setting point.
Let the baobab superfruit jam cool in the pot before pouring into sterilised jars. You can sterilise the jars by putting them into a dishwasher or by putting them into a boiling water for a few minutes.
This recipe makes approximately
If you’re not sure if the jam has reached the right consistency or if you should boil it further take a teaspoon of jam, place in on a cool plate and wait for a bit to see if it has a jam-like texture. Some prefer it thicker than others.
Give it a go with cheeses, crackers and cookies – or put some over your yoghurt, porridge or even ice cream.
Hanne, Erik & Rob