Marmelatha Syko (Homemade Fig Jam)
~ 3 kilos of ripped figs
~ 2 kilos of sugar
~ 1/2 a kilo of crushed walnuts
~ A handful of crushed pine nuts
~ 1/2 a cup of lemon juice
|~ Pour some water in a large pot and bring it to boil.
~ As soon as the water boils remove it from the heat.
~ Cut the stems off the figs and with a small fork pierce the figs all over and put them in the pot with the hot water for about 15 minutes until they inflate.
~ Remove the inflated figs from the water and dry them out.
~ Weigh the figs and use about half of their weight of sugar.
~ In a large glass utensil and alternately place the figs and the sugar and leave overnight but do not refrigerate.
~ The next day, place the figs with the sugar in a large pot, add the crushed pine nuts and walnuts, pour the lemon juice and simmer on low heat.
~ Stir occasionally making sure that all the sugar is melted.
~ It may be needed to be skimmed but not after the first boil because the foam is just sugar.
~ As soon as you see that the syrup is getting thicker, you can try it by taking some of the syrup with a spoon, pour it in a small plate, tilt it a little bit and if the syrup is runny and sticky, the fig marmalade is ready.
~ If you want your jam to be thicker, just let it boil for a few more minutes.
~ Remove the pot from the heat and set aside to cool down completely.
~ Place the Marmelatha Syko (Homemade Fig Jam) in jars and keep in the refrigerator.
~ Change amounts in the ingredient list for more or less jam.
~ Good luck and enjoy.