For the jam, I made a raspberry and fig jam. Super duper easy. First: make a simple syrup and then add the fruit. Recipe below.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup water
Bring the water and syrup to a boil in a saucepan. Then reduce to a simmer for about 10 minutes - or until all the sugar is dissolved. Let cool.
Raspberry Fig Jam
- 1/2 cup simple syrup
- 1 pint fresh raspberries
- handful (6 or so) dried black mission figs halved
- 2 T Brandy (optional)
Bring all ingredients to a simmer in a saucepan. Allow to cool slightly and transfer to a food processor & blend!
I let my jam set in the fridge first before I put it on the cake. I suppose it depends on the thickness of your jam. I really know nothing of making jam.. this was just an adaptation of a similar recipe I have.
As usual when I bake a cake, I don't want it lying around the house so I bring it to work. I judge the worth of a recipe by how much is left by lunchtime. It is currently 10:09 and there is 1/2 left so I guess it is pretty tasty.
Thanks Pastry Studio!