January is almost over so I know you need more jam!! February’s featured jams are Marionberry Jam and Cherry Jam.
A Cherry Jam story: Earlier this month I found some goat cheese tucked in the back of my refrigerator. I had bought it for a recipe to make at Christmas, which didn’t end up getting made. Instead I made stuffed French Toast. It was really good! I mixed the goat cheese (8oz) with half a jar of cherry jam and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. For the egg mixture I used 3 eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla, 1 Tablespoon brown sugar and 2 cups of milk (I used 1%). I tried this first with a Brioche loaf sliced in about 1/2 inch slices: slather about a quarter of the filling on a slice and top with another slice (like a sandwich). Dip the brioche sandwich in the egg mixture coating both sides-then cook on a heated greased griddle until golden brown on both sides. Serve hot with maple syrup or a dusting of powdered sugar! Serves 4
*I tried this again using french bread cut a little thicker. It wasn’t nearly as good. The bread was too thick so the goat cheese mix was cold in the middle. Much, much better with the Brioche.
Starting today through February 15th: A 2 pack of jam for $20! You will get 2 jars of my featured jams in a box with a ribbon shipped anywhere in the US. This would make a great gift for a friend or family member – maybe for Valentine’s Day! I will include some recipes too!