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1. breba, the first fruit from a fig tree appearing in June and July. It is thought to be better and is sweeter than the ordinary fig. Figs are the fruits from the fig tree that appear in the second crop. Brebas are the size of large pears while figs are about a fourth of their size. 2. early acorn. [Castro. Alimentación. 1996:297; and ES: Agroalimentación. Nov 22, 04]
1 lb brebas
½ lb sugar
juice from 2 lemons
Redeye jam + country ham
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Peel the brebas and chop them. Put them in a saucepan with the sugar and lemon juice.
Simmer for a few hours. Then increase the heat a little and cook ½ hour or until the fruit and sugar have become marmalade. If smoother marmalade is desired put this in a food processor to purée it.
Normally, marmalades are made with an equal amounts of sugar and fruit but as the breba is very sweet, if the marmalade is going to be consumed right away it is better to use half the amount of sugar.