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BLUEBERRY CHIA JAM




A jam made in under 10 minutes, from real ingredients and thickened with chia seeds. Delicious with fresh or frozen blueberries, serve with pancakes, waffles, yoghurt or toast.

  
Ingredients for  BLUEBERRY CHIA JAM

Yield: Around 1 cup
Blueberries
2 cups
Maple Syrup or Honey
2-3 tablespoons (optional)
Lemon Juice
1 tablespoon
White Chia Seeds
2 tablespoons
 
METHOD:
1.  Clean jar/s and equipment by washing in hot soapy water and rinsing well before use.
2.  Wash fresh blueberries  (or thaw, including liquid). Measure fruit into a small pan along with a splash of water to prevent scorching. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil then simmer covered for 5-10 minutes or until fruit is very soft, stirring every minute or two. Mash for a rustic jam (or puree for a smooth jam consistency).
3.  Add maple syrup (or honey) to taste. Add lemon juice. Stir well.
4.  Sprinkle chia seeds on top and stir well. Set aside for 5 minutes to thicken slightly. 
5.  Pour into a clean jar for storage or into individual dishes.
6.  Refrigerate until set.
7.  Serve.
TIP: we add a few tablespoons of blueberry chia jam into a 1-cup capacity dish (with an airtight lid), top with homemade coconut yoghurt and sprinkle with granola, fresh fruit or nuts before serving. The sealed containers of yoghurt and jam will keep for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
8.  Store jars of blueberry chia jam in the refrigerator and consume within 7 days (or freeze for up to 3 months).
                 
FLAVOUR IDEAS:
Use fresh or frozen blueberries;

o  Use lime juice (add finely grated  lemon and/or lime zest if you like);

o  Add 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ginger , vanilla or nutmeg (or several of these);

o  Use extra lemon and add lemon thyme too;

o  Add extra honey or maple syrup;

o  Add lemon zest and maple syrup;

 
Author: Megan Radaich          
Image Credit: Megan Radaich          
Publication: www.foodpreserving.org
Acknowledgement 
Kaya Wanjoo. Food Preserving kaditj kalyakoorl moondang-ak kaaradj midi boodjar-ak nyininy, yakka wer waabiny, Noongar moort. Ngala kaditj baalap kalyakoorl nidja boodjar wer kep kaaradjiny, baalap moorditj nidja yaakiny-ak wer moorditj moort wer kaditj Birdiya wer yeyi.
Hello and Welcome. Food Preserving acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, work and play, the Nyoongar people. We recognise their connection to the land and local waterways, their resilience and commitment to community and pay our respect to Elders past and present.
 
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