Serve this jam generously over toasted brioche, yoghurt, in a galette or as a filling in cupcakes. Photo / Babiche Martens

Clementine Chia Jam

On toast or in a galette — you can spread this zesty jam on anything you like

Clementines, a cross between mandarins and oranges, are so sweet. They are delicious fresh, but if you have an abundance, this chia jam is a 20-minute solution to using them up. Any other citrus will also work. This jam is great in a variety of ways; try it swirled through yoghurt for breakfast.

Makes 1 ½ cups

10 clementines
½ cup maple syrup or sugar
2 tsp grated fresh ginger
1 cinnamon stick
3 Tbsp white chia seeds
Toasted brioche and soft goat’s cheese, to serve

1. Zest 5 of the clementines. Then peel all of them, removing the pith as you do. Blend the pulp to get 2 cups of liquid. Place it into a medium pot. Add the maple syrup, ginger and cinnamon stick, bringing to a boil for 5 minutes. Stir through the chia seeds and continue to cook for 8-10 minutes or until it is jam-like. Remove and pour into a jar for storage.

2. Serve on freshly toasted brioche spread with goat’s cheese.

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