Blueberry and Lavender Jam

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of blueberries
  • 1/2 cup honey (rice malt syrup, maple or alternative for vegan)
  • 1 tbsp lavender
  • 4 tbsp chia seeds
  • Zest and juice of 1/2 a lemon

 

Method

  • Grind lavender buds in mortar and pestle.
  • Put glass jam jar (without lid) in the oven on low heat.
  • Put washed blueberries into a saucepan with syrup and lavender. Cook on low-medium heat until blueberries are tender.
  • Add lemon zest and juice.
  • Cook for a couple more minutes and then either mash or transfer to a processor (depending if you like chunky jam), blitz and return mixture to a saucepan on low heat.
  • Remove hot jam jar from the oven and set aside. 
  • Add chia seeds and stir until mixture thickens.
  • Turn heat off and add put the hot jam into the hot jar.
  • Carefully place the lid on and allow to cool before refrigerating.