Summer is quietly approaching the finish line. And if you capture the perfect moment we can not afford to preserve vivid memories of summer is always possible. Tasty and healthy wild berries jam - the most successful way.
Sweet blueberry nights
Summer harvesting is unlikely to do without blueberry jam. To begin with, we will fill it with water so that spoiled berries and leaves will appear. Ripe berries (1 kg) dry and fill with sugar (at least 1 kg): the more it will be, the thicker the jam will be. We leave the blueberries soaked in sugar for 2 hours, occasionally stirring the berries. Then we will pass them through a meat grinder and we will put on average fire. To make jam, it takes no more 30 minutes.
The traditional recipe is always possible to add a couple of unusual touches. Mince the oranges with the peel and add them in the ratio of the average fruit on 2 1 kg of berries. We bring the mixture to a boil and cook 5 minutes, then remove from heat and repeat the procedure two more times. During cooking in introducing 1 berry weight of a glass of honey, adding it to a spoon and stirring constantly. To make an unusual flavor in the end, you can pour a few tablespoons of rum. It now remains to spread jam on the sterilized jars and roll up.
Lingonberry jam can be made no less original. Let's start by making the syrup: pour 1kg of sugar with a glass of water in a large saucepan. We keep the syrup on fire, stirring constantly, until it finally thickens. Rinse lingonberries (1 kg), sort out and dry. We remove the peel and core of pears (1 kg), cut into equal slices and sprinkle with lemon juice. Combine berries and pears with syrup, stir with a wooden spatula and put on medium heat. As soon as the jam boils, remove it from the stove and let it cool for 2-3 hours. We repeat this procedure twice. For the third time, the jam is kept for 15-20 minutes on the lowest heat and stirred continuously. At the end, we lay it out in banks, roll it up and wrap it with a blanket.
Excellent couple of cranberries make zucchini. The taste is reminiscent of pineapple jam and connoisseurs will enjoy unusual recipes. Take 300, the cranberries, sugar and 1,3 1 kg kg zucchini. The berries are washed and dried, zucchini peeled and cut into cubes. Prepare the sugar syrup and add it to our billets. Cook this mixture over low heat until the squash will not be transparent.
Restrained charm of the north
Cloudberries are the most famous northern berry, combining a delicate sweet taste and fragrant aroma. Before proceeding to the preparation of jam, the berry (1,5 kg) must be rid of sepals, small needles and grains of moss. Thoroughly rinse cloudberries and leave to drain in a colander. Then we fill the berries with sugar in a ratio of 1: 1 in a deep basin, cover with a towel and leave for 4 hours at room temperature. After this, the sugar-berry mixture with the resulting juice is slightly warmed up, poured into a large saucepan and add half a glass of cold water. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to the weakest and cook for 30 minutes.
To cloudberry jam got more sophisticated, berries, after washing, you can moisten the freshly squeezed lemon juice. Separately, prepare the syrup, the sugar (1,5 kg) did not dissolve with water, and dry white wine (250 ml). The resulting syrup add cloudberries and cook until tender. At the end, as usual, spread it on the banks roll up and put them in a dark place.
Blue summer cool
Another wonderful forest berry that sweetens the winter months is blueberries. Preserve its beneficial properties will help blueberry jam in its own juice. For this we need 1 kg of berries and 1,3 kg of sugar. Blueberries are cleaned of tails and leaves, washed and dried. The main subtlety is that a fifth of the berries must be passed through a meat grinder. We mix the resulting slurry with whole berries, fill it with sugar and bring to a boil. Then we reduce the fire to a minimum and simmer the mixture for 5-7 minutes. At the end, add a little lemon zest and cinnamon. We spread the hot jam on the banks and pasteurize them: liter - about 30 minutes, half-liter - at least 20. And only then they can be rolled up.
From blueberry get great candy, which can also be stored for a long time. Falling asleep 1 kg of washed berries 600 ml of purified water, a little podogreem, rub through a sieve and boiled down to the very low heat until a thick mass. Evenly fill her special broad form or pan and remove it in a cool place. Once the mass hardens, carefully separate the sheet from the resulting surface and turn it.
Replenish the collection of summer preparations with cranberry jam, the highlight of which is walnuts. Take 200 g of peeled kernels, boil them over low heat for half an hour and put them in a colander. Berries (1 kg) are thoroughly washed, we get rid of extraneous garbage and dried. Since the cranberry peel is harsh, it must be softened: pour boiling water for a couple of minutes or slightly blanched. Then mix the berries with nuts and pour them with pre-cooked syrup. Before becoming jam, this mass will spend at least 40 minutes on the lowest heat. To give a pleasant citrus aroma, at the end you can introduce the zest of one orange into the jam.
The successful combination of work, if you add to the cranberries fresh apples. To do this, washed cranberries (1 kg) mince. In a large basin need to boil two cups of honey, to shift him berry mush, add the peeled apple slices (800) and carefully mix everything. Jam will be ready in half an hour, then left to roll up its banks and wait for winter.
If you do not have your own piece of summer in the bank, it's time to do the sweet blanks. We hope in our recipes you will find original ideas and inspiration.