Flower Cottage Homemade Jams: A Jarful of Sunshine

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Much has been written here about my love for weekend breakfasts. Be it an early morning bite in the kitchen or a late afternoon brunch out in a cafe, a great weekend isn’t complete without kicking back and clearing my mind over cups of coffee, a heartfelt meal and lots of sunshine.

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Last weekend, I found joy in a jarful of homemade jam at one of my favourite weekend hideaways, The Bread Shop. I couldn’t help but get drawn to the display of glass jars with decent coloured contents, topped with brown paper covers and a little tag tied with papyrus ribbons on the shelves right next to the cashier. What can I say? I’m a sucker for interesting displays and cute packaging.

These homemade jams comes in 3 flavours – Strawberry, Traditional Marmalade and Passionfruit Curd. Apparently no artificial flavours, colours, gelling agent, water or preservative are added into the manufacturing process. And at RM13.90 (or was is it RM18.90?) for a jar of 250g, it is cheaper than something for the same size at BSC’s O’Gourmet. I couldn’t resist and brought home a bottle of Passionfruit Curd to go with my loaf of organic multigrain bread. I thought it was the most interesting flavour of the three, and my instincts were right.

The ingredients on the label reads “Passionfruit, Lemon, Sugar, Australian Butter, A+ Eggs and Lots of pure love & care“. Don’t you just love food that’s made with love? The jam had a strong scent of passionfruit that whets your appetite the instant you pop the jar open. Its smooth custard-like texture glides easily over a slice of toast. It’s almost like the Sri Kaya (coconut-egg jam) that we Malaysians love, only that this version is bursting with fruity flavours. What I like most about this jam in particular is its sugar level. It’s not too sweet and it had a good balance of sourness to keep it interesting. Throughout the entire week, I started adding more stuff to test its versatility. I’m glad to say that she is quite the village bicycle and could ride along well with other spreads like peanut butter or fresh fruits like bananas.

Although the instruction is to consumed the entire jar within a month of opening, I’m not too sure if it is even possible to last until the end of today. My family seems to be lapping up every last drop of this golden yellow spread. I think it is a good time to replenish with a new jar. What flavour should I get this time? Decisions, decisions. Aren’t weekends supposed to be stress-free?

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Flower Cottage Homemade Jams
Manufactured and distributed by Jams N Such Enterprise
Tel: +6012-255 0165
Also available in The Bread Shop, #11 Jalan Setiakasih 5, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

15 Responses to Flower Cottage Homemade Jams: A Jarful of Sunshine
  1. CUMI & CIKI
    January 31, 2010 | 1:48 am

    if u were jam, id spread u on toast and EATCHA!

  2. Longing For Jam Ah Pa
    January 31, 2010 | 4:16 am

    ooh, so near me sum more. considering i virtually "grew up" in the decanter next to it, i'm amazed i've never been. yeah, RM13.50 for a gourmet jam is damn cheap. in delicious ingreds its like RM40 oso got.

    you mean you can eat breakkie there?

  3. Sean
    January 31, 2010 | 5:32 am

    my favorite spread has always been goober's humble peanut butter and jelly. not sure if it's made with much love, but i love it! :D
    beautiful colour for your jam. based on both the vibrant yellow and custardy texture, it almost looks like a jar full of concentrated egg yolk! =)

  4. Life for Beginners
    January 31, 2010 | 6:18 am

    Oooh such golden goodnesssss… I wonder if the Devil would like a jar for our Federal Territory Day Holiday Monday Breakfast tomorrow? :)

  5. thenomadGourmand
    January 31, 2010 | 6:23 am

    wow.. I'm tranfixed looking at the bread & that jam!
    Ya rite, the Passionfruit Curd is the most 'outstandng" option out of the trio!

  6. qwazymonkey
    January 31, 2010 | 11:25 am

    Ciki: Keep your paws away from me! :P

    Ahpa: Yeah, if you look at it that way, this is definitely affordable. Trouble is, I can't remember if it's 13 or 18. Either way, still worth it.

    Sean: Goober rocks! Peanut butter and jelly. And yes, you're not wrong to say that the jam looks "eggy". It's almost like kaya. Maybe somebody shud make a passionfruit bao!

    LFB: Jeles! Wish I could ikut. Bring Ahpa lah.

    TNG: U and your fixation with bread! ROFL!

  7. Keropok Man
    January 31, 2010 | 11:50 pm

    it's time for breakfast now, there's no way I can get this now right? too farrrrr away!

  8. thule a.k.a leo
    February 1, 2010 | 4:40 am

    I think that I'll buy each one of those 3 flavours :) my in-laws are going to love me :P
    For me… I prefer to spread hazelnut chocolate on top of my wholemeal bread.. Nutella to be exact!! LOL.. otherwise it'll be simple peanut butter with butter

  9. backStreetGluttons
    February 1, 2010 | 5:17 am

    daily bread and jam is good. and surprisingly tasty and feeling and yet straighforward. Must be a basic human eating instinct

  10. Lyrical Lemongrass
    February 1, 2010 | 11:46 am

    Oh my! Such gorgeous pics! All hail the King!

    On an impulse, I went searching for this place on Sunday, but upon checking a blog or two on my iPhone while driving, I realised that it's closed on Sundays. Boo hoo!

  11. J
    February 2, 2010 | 1:02 am

    That's a great way to brighten up any gloomy days! :)

  12. dining room table
    February 2, 2010 | 2:50 am

    My well loved spread is peanut butter! I like it so much! And also the fruit jams, I love them on toasts!

  13. J2Kfm
    February 2, 2010 | 4:04 am

    Get the strawberry, classic and ever pleasant.

  14. babe_kl
    February 2, 2010 | 7:34 am

    i loved lemon curd and wow now even has passionfruit curd! thanks for the inspiration :p i think i can make some hahaha

  15. Nic (KHKL)
    February 4, 2010 | 3:39 pm

    lurve the freshness and brilliance of the pics, bro! ;D

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