Do you remember a few weeks ago I shared with you a Quick and Easy Cinnamon Biscuits recipe that we made together with Iwona from Smakowite Jadlo? This wasn’t the only thing we baked / cooked together during her visit. We made a lemon curd cheesecake, beetroot soup, breakfast onion & cheese rolls and… my favourite – plum nutella, which I would like to share with you today.
- 1 kg plums
- 120g sugar
- 1 tbsp cocoa
First things first – wash your plums well and pat dry with kitchen cloth.
Then remove all stones and cut your plums into halves.
Place them in a large frying pan, add sugar and fry gently for about one hour stirring every 5 minutes or so, to avoid any burning or sticking.
Then when most of the juices have reduced and your plum mixture begins to thicken a little, add the cocoa and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
Place in a glass airtight container and allow it to cool.
If you have made a bigger batch you can place your plum nutella in several glass jars and pasteurize them so it lasts for longer. In order to do so:
- Wash your glass jars in boiling water ensuring they are totally clean and sterilised.
- Fill your jars with hot plum nutella.
- Close the jars up, making sure that all the lids are as tight as possible.
- Place your jars on a baking tray and cook in the oven preheated to 180C for around 10 minutes
- Or place in a large cooking pot (with a teacloth at the bottom so your glass jar doesn’t touch the pot bottom directly) fill with water, almost up to the rim and allow to boil for 30 minutes.
- Remove from the oven or cooking pot and allow it to cool.
This way you can enjoy your plum nutella for longer, or any jam type creation for that matter.
This plum nutella is perfect with pancakes or as addition to cakes, cupcakes or muffins or simple treat it as a jam and enjoy it with a slice of nice bread.