Its been a strange year for plants this year it has been so hot at times and very dry. Temperatures then dived down low - up and down and my poor fig tree was all out of sorts, not knowing what quite to do. It wasn't until the leaves started to fall that the fruit got a second wind and decided to grow from dry little thumb size fruit to something more edible. They were obviously ripe as the birds had noticed them too!
I picked 3kgs of figs, once peeled and chopped they yielded 1 kg of fruit -enough to make 4 nice jars of fig preserve.
Simpler recipe and simple cooking instructions click here other blog posts of fig jam click here
Of course it needed testing before I give some of it away! It is absolutely perfect for cheese and biscuits in place of quince paste, or as I did tonight on plain bread and butter!