I then boiled up the seeds in a large pot with water,sugar and lemon juice for about 30 minutes, strained the seeds and any remaining pulp off and was left with a lovely cordial that I canned.(I also reserved a few cupfuls to put in with the jelly/jam)
I had also picked some of the cactus leaves( or paddles) and we also singed off most of the prickles with the torch, then peeled them and sliced into strips. I had read that these are delicious dipped in egg and breadcrumbs and deep fried or grilled or even stir fried.
The photo below is the final products of jam/jelly and cordial. I will definately be making them again as they have nearly already been all used up.They have proven to be very popular.
so until we meet again,