The first day at the Now Port Festival at CSW Łaźnia in Gdansk, we made some drinks — Sumac-ade (Sumakiada), Blackberry juice, Mulberry juice, and we also used some Mirabella plums to make a syrup.
Mirabella can be yellow, orange or red. I’ve never been to place in Poland where I haven’t seen dozens and dozens of this tree. The fruit ripens all through August and sometimes even into September. They can also be rather tart so it’s best to pick them when the fruits are quite ripe, perhaps even those that have fallen on the ground are best! In Gdańsk, there were lots of red plums, so that’s what we used.
In the end we decided to add in the leftover blackberries and mulberries leftover from our juice-making. We combined this mixture with agar to make a sort of jello! It tasted FANTASTIC)
INGREDIENTS / SKŁADNIKI
mirabella plums / mirabelki – 1000 g before pitting
sugar or honey / cukier lub miód — 500 ml sugar or slightly less honey or to taste
maple syrup / syrop klonowy – 1/4 cup
vanilla / wanilia prawdziwa – 1 tsp
balsalmic vinegar / ocet balsaliczny – ½ tsp
lemon / limonka – a few squeezes
Cut plums and put into the pot.
Pour the sweetener over the fruit.
Add maple syrup. vanilla, vinegar
Add 240 ml clean water
Cook on high, crushing the plums, about 10-30 minutes.
Strain and cool. What falls through is the syrup.
Remove the pits from what’s left behind –– > from this you have jam!