Christchurch Farmers' Market

Riccarton House

16 Kahu Road

Riccarton

Christchurch 8014

New Zealand

Tel 03 348 6190

FIGS IN CHAMOMILE SYRUP

We have had this wonderful recipe for Figs in our posession for a couple of years. We first published it back in Autumn 2012 in Feast mag. It is Fig season now so we thought its a good one to bring back. It was given to us by Giulio of Roots restaurant in Lyttleton.

 

1kg of Figs

1kg sugar

20gm Dried chamomile

50ml lemon juice

 

1. In a heavy based pot mix carefully the figs, sugar, lemon juice and chamomile. Cook for 45 mins at a very low heat. The sugar will absorb the water from the figs, becoming a syrup for the chamomile to infuse in.

 

2. Fill up your jars, seal them and preserve in a water bath for 15 mins

 

Note: make sure to sterilize the jars first. put them upside down on the rack of the oven at 100oC for 5 mins