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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sweetened Guavas and Mango Jam

Guava - USGS photo via Wikipedia
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw


You will need:

1       kilo ripe guavas (preferable overripe and native)
1       cup washed sugar
1       medium-sized coconut
         dash of salt

Here's how:

1. Wash and peel guavas.

2. Slice into quarters and remove seeds.

3. Place in a regular sauce pan. Set aside.

4. Grate coconut.

5. Prepare coconut milk. For first milk extraction, add 1 cup water. Set aside.
    Use 7 cups water for second extraction.

6. Add second extracted coconut milk to the prepared guava in the sauce pan and boil for 7 minutes,
    stirring once in a while.

7. Add sugar and continue boiling for 5 more minutes.

8. Add vanilla, salt, and first extracted coconut milk.

9. Remove from fire after it boils.

10. Place in sterilized jars.


You will need:

Ripe mangoes
White sugar

Here's how:

1. Scrape mango pulp and mash. Use stainless steel knife and utensils to avoid discoloration.

2. To every cup of mango pulp, add 1/2 cup sugar. In case of sour mangoes, increase sugar to 2/3 cup.

3. Cook to thicken, stirring constantly.

4. Pour while hot in sterilized jars.

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