Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 500 g baby aubergines

  2. 250 ml water

  3. 500 g caster sugar

  4. 1 lemons , juice

  5. 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  6. 1 tsp whole cloves

  7. 1 tsp ground ginger

  8. 1/2 tsp mace

  9. 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Spiced and candied baby aubergines Method 1. Prick each baby aubergine with a fork and steam for 10-15 minutes.

  2. Drain and leave to cool.

  3. Place the water, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, mace and nutmeg in a pan and bring to the boil.

  4. Remove the syrup from the heat and allow to stand for 15 minutes, allowing the flavours infuse.

  5. Gently squeeze the aubergines to ensure most of the water is out and lower them into the syrup.

  6. Cook for about an hour on a very low heat then leave to cool in the syrup.


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