_DSC5961Chia seeds is a great source of omega-3, antioxidants, fibre, calcium and can be consumed in many different ways. When you soak chia seeds, they will become a jelly like texture so it’s best for making jams and puddings.  I love figs and I bought a bottle of fig jam when I visited London. Couldn’t find it in Hong Kong so I decided to try making it myself using chia seeds sans all the sugar.

This fig chia jam is very easy to make and if you don’t like figs, you can easily use other types of fruit such as blueberries and strawberries. I used maple syrup as a sweetener but you can always substitute with honey or even other types of sugar. If you prefer a sweeter jam, feel free to increase the sugar but given my figs are already quite sweet, I only used 2 tablespoons of maple syrup for this recipe.

The following recipe make approximately 350ml of jam.

Ingredients

  • 350 grams of fresh figs which is approximately 8 fresh figs
  • 1/4 cup of distilled water
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup (or any other type of sweetener that you have)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds

Method

  1. Wash your figs and cut them into cubes.IMG_9320IMG_9324
  2. In a saucepan, add your figs, water, salt and maple syrup and cook over medium heat for 15-20 minutes until the figs become a thick texture. Whilst cooking, use a fork, potato masher or a pastry cutter to mash the figs.
  3. Remove the figs from the heat. Add the lemon juice and chia seeds to the fig jam and stir until well combined. Pour the jam into a glass container and cover with the lid. Let it cool for 10 minutes and enjoy. The jam can be stored in the fridge for up to 10 days.IMG_9332

唔好睇小黑色細細粒嘅奇雅子。每一粒都含有豐富嘅歐米茄三,纖維,及鈣。因其雅子浸水或其他流質嘅食物會變成啫喱狀奇雅子可用嚟整果醬同布丁。我今次做嘅果醬係用無花果.如果你唔鍾意食無花果你可以用其他生果例如藍莓或士多啤梨。因我用嘅無花果比較甜我只加兩湯羹嘅楓糖.如果你鍾意甜你可以加多楓糖。

以下食譜可以做到大約350毫升嘅果醬。

材料

350克新鮮無花果大約八個無花果 (fresh figs)
1/4杯蒸餾水 (distilled water)
2湯匙楓糖或任何種類嘅糖 (maple syrup or any kind of sweetner)
小小鹽 (salt)
1湯匙檸檬汁 (lemon juice)
兩湯匙奇雅子 (chia seeds)

步驟
1. 將無花果洗淨然後切細粒.
2. 把無花果,,糖和鹽用中火煮大約1520分鐘直至變成糊狀。當煮無花果切記一邊煮一邊用叉壓無花果。
3. 熄火後把檸檬汁同奇雅子加入無花果醬在攪拌。將果醬放入玻璃樽。果醬可以放在雪櫃儲存10天。

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