How to make cherry jam?
Cherry jam is considered a Royal dish. Cherries give the dessert a sophisticated flavor. Many Housewives are interested in how to cook cherry jam. It is better to make jam without seeds, this type of dessert is considered the most secure. First, there is no risk of choking hard core. Secondly, the bones of two years after canning start to produce toxins, namely hydrocyanic acid. Therefore, there is an old jam dangerous.
The preparatory phase
To preserve the jam for a long time, you need to properly prepare the dishes for the preservation and pick up a container for cooking. Housewives usually cook jam in pans made of stainless steel. Before this, the berries were placed together with sugar in enamelware. The choice of such containers due to the fact that in other pans of the dessert may acquire an unpleasant color.
Store jam in jars of glass. Before you can lay there a delicious berry mass, be sure to sterilize the tank. To do this, place in the preheated oven wet jars. The oven door should be open. You can also hold the container over the spout of a boiling kettle, the steam will disinfect the glass.
Then you can start preparing the berries. Remove the bones with the help of hair barrettes or hairpins. You can use a special device to remove the seeds. If you don’t want to delete the core, it is still pierce each berry to the dessert stood out fragrant syrup.
Cherry jam seedless
To cook a delicious dessert of cherries, you will need the following ingredients:
- Cherry — 1 kg
- Sugar – 1 kg 200 grams
Prepared berries to put in an enamel bowl. Pour the berries with sugar, alternating layers of cherries and a layer of sand. After the container is filled, leave it the berries and sugar for 3 hours. During this time the fruit let the syrup.
Then put the resulting mass in a stainless steel pan. Pour one Cup of filtered water. Boil a dessert on low heat, constantly stirring the mass with a spoon. You want the sugar to fully dissolve. When this happens, add the heat and bring to the boil. Then remove the pan from the heat.
This algorithm involves stirring and bring to a boil, you need to repeat three times. Your main task is to make sure the berries don’t burn. Remove foam with a spoon or ladle.
When three cycles are behind us, let the jam cool down. Then pour it into the prepared jars, cover with lids and place in cool room. It can be a refrigerator, a loggia or cellar.
Jam with seeds
If you are planning to store the dessert in a jar for more than a year, you can leave the seeds in the fruit. This will save you time.
This cherry jam was popularly called «Five minutes». The time of heat exposure is minimal, so the berries retain their color and shape, as well as vitamins.
To make «five minutes», stock up on the following ingredients:
- Cherry – 1 kg
- Granulated sugar – 400 grams
- Water – 200 ml
Wash berries, place in a pan with water and sugar. Boil the sweet liquid, stirring constantly. Then sprinkle in there berries, sweet weight stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer dessert exactly five minutes, then carefully removing the foamy bubbles.
The resulting jam is cooled and decomposed by the banks. Remember that you need to eat it throughout the year.
Experienced Housewives say that you can not cook cherry jam for too long. Otherwise you risk getting not flavorful dessert that melts in your mouth and a sticky mess of shrivelled berries. Besides, can appear brown blotches. What should I do to avoid this?
First, do not stretch the cooking process on low heat. Secondly, efficiently remove accumulated foam. White vesicles is coagulated protein, it is quickly rotting away. So, and jam with the foam will deteriorate. Carefully remove the white blotches that extend the shelf life of the dessert.
To please friends cherry jam, you need one free evening and pounds of berries. Cherry jam will give a new taste of pancakes and toast. Your family will love it.