Sweet Potato and Ginger Jam
recipe for Sweet Potato and Ginger Jam comes from Scott Farms
International which is based in the UK and is the marketing
and distribution arm of Scott Farms Inc, fourth generation
farmers based in North Carolina, USA.
The advantage to dealing with Scott Farms is being able to
say that you directly source from a specialist sweet potato
farmer. But what exactly does that mean? You can find out
more at www.lovesweetpotatoes.com.
With the jam season almost upon us, here is a delicious and
unusual alternative to the traditional fruit recipe - sweet
potato and Ginger jam.
A perfect accompaniment for both sweet and savoury dishes,
sweet potato jam tastes delicious spread over a slice of wholemeal
bread or when served with an after dinner cheese board.
What is more sweet potatoes are packed full of vitamin A
and a good source of potassium, fibre and vitamin C, and unlike
ordinary potatoes counts toward one of the five-a-day.
Ingredients for Sweet Potato and Ginger Jam
250g Sweet potatoes
50g Grated fresh ginger
How to make Sweet Potato and Ginger Jam
the sweet potatoes, place in a pan with some water and boil
Drain the sweet potatoes and mash.
Weigh the sweet potatoes and place in a heavy based pan
with an equal quantity of sugar.
Place on medium heat and bring to the boil stirring occasionally,
add the ginger to taste, reduce the heat to a gentle simmer
and cook for at least ten minutes. Carry on cooking until
the desired consistency has been reached.
Sterilise some jam jars by boiling them in water.
Pour the hot jam into the hot jam jars.
can also flavour the jam with lemon or orange zest or try
adding a little vanilla.
most jams, sweet potato jam does not have a specific setting
point, so you can make it as thick as you like. The more
you cook the jam the denser it will become.
is worthwhile remembering that the jam will keep for a number
of months so you can make it in reasonably large batches.
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