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Banana Jam?
Mon 10-Dec-12
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brightspark
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Has anyone tried banana jam - it has never crossed my mind, as usually ripe bananas become cake in this house!

Saw this recipe, and Tisa seems to think it's something we should make!

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Mon 10-Dec-12
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I don't think I could be bothered with all that.

I'll try that again!

Mon 10-Dec-12
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Not for me, as unfortunately I hate cooked banana, I only like them raw & not overly ripe. The thought of adding sugar to them makes me feel very queasy.......urgh !! roll_eyes

 

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Mon 10-Dec-12
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It is rather a strange thought .. ponder

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Mon 10-Dec-12
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I don't mind Toffee Bananas because there is usually very little of those.

I'll try that again!

Mon 10-Dec-12
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No, prefer them cold!

Trying to enjoy life as it is

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Mon 10-Dec-12
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Would give OH the heeby-jeebys if this was made in the house!

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Mon 10-Dec-12
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hmmm think it would be VERY sweet and sickly and what a faff!shoo_fly

Mon 10-Dec-12
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Oddly enough I had someone ask me a few weeks ago if I had any banana jam, I had just sold my last banana chutney, which I won't be making again (not a big seller) and we had a long chat, it was something she had experienced while in the caribbean on holiday, so this sounds about right.

Might be worth a go some time, but worried about the 'brittle thread' bit, I'd say at that stage it's nearly toffee?

Tue 11-Dec-12
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I made some banana jam but to a different recipe: to a kilo of peeled, mashed bananas I added 500g apple pulp ( leftover from jelly-making), 1.2kg sugar, bag of pectin powder, tsp vanilla and 1/2tsp cinnamon. Cooked as any other jam, it had set quite softly and tasted delicious! Ooh I had added juice of a lemon, too, and was considering lime juice for the next batch!

Tue 11-Dec-12
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Hmm, now I have 2 recipes...a dilemma.

Wed 12-Dec-12
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There is only one answer to having two recipes- make both and see which is more popular.

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Wed 12-Dec-12
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Got to add- banana jam is quite an unknown entity and I found it didn't sell very well until people had a chance to taste it- perhaps do a small trial batch?

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I made some in the dim and distant past and loved itcheers

Fri 14-Dec-12
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Thanks peeps, will let you know if I do it, not got any spare bananas at the mo.

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