Delicious homemade billet from forest berries: hawthorn jam, recipe and useful recommendations
Hawthorn - fruit and berry shrub, inhabitantforest and forest-steppe strips. Since ancient times, its leaves and young twigs have gone for the preparation of delicious, very useful vitamin teas and beverages. But even more success enjoyed the berries themselves, from which they made compotes and tinctures, sauces for meat dishes and, of course, different sweets. Let's talk about them!
What is useful for hawthorn
Once we started talking about jam from the hawthorn,useful properties of its clarify, too, does not interfere. Berry bushes are considered a valuable tasty and curative product. They have been widely used as an astringent since the 16th century. At a later time with the help of hawthorn lowered blood pressure, cleaned the blood, treated cardiovascular diseases. Drops and tinctures from fruits, decoctions of fruits and flowers are now widely used in folk medicine and pharmacology. And only domestic jam is enjoyed by lovers of sweet special popularity. It is prepared for the most part from varieties of large and juicy. The dried ones, with a mealy flesh, are dried, rubbed into flour and are a popular additive when baking confectionery and bakery products. By the way, these gifts of nature can be eaten even by people with diabetes.
Jam with bones
How are jam made from hawthorn? The recipe can be different. For example, this: pick the picked berries, flip greenish or spoiled. Wash and put in a deep basin, which is usually cooked jams, jam, etc. Pour the water - one and a half glasses per kilogram of product. Put on the fire, let it start to boil. Put sugar - half a kilogram per 1 kg of berries. Cook for an hour, stirring and taking off the foam (fire make small). Then set aside your jam from the hawthorn. The recipe recommends continuing the procedure after 8-12 hours. Again, put the pellet to boil, squeeze the juice of 1 large lemon, add to the jam. Allow to boil it for 10 minutes, then, without removing from the fire, pack on prepared (sterilized) banks and roll up.
Jam without seeds
If you want to cook pitted jam fromhawthorn, recipe for weapons, take this. Berries, cleaned and washed, divide into halves. Loosen them and pour them with sugar to make juice. Put the pelvis in the cool place for hours at 8. Then prepare the syrup. Boil a liter of water and pour 0.5-0.7 kg of sugar. Let it dissolve, remove the foam. Pour the syrup into the prepared jam from the hawthorn. The recipe recommends finely chop the lemon along with the peel and add to the berries. Cook in 3 receptions, for 30 minutes each. At the end of cooking halves of berries should acquire transparency. The finished product is spread over sterile jars and tighten.
Your jam will get a surprisingly pleasant scent,if together with the berries you cook a slice of vanilla pod. Or just pour some vanillin into the basin. If you do not have time to fiddle with cooking or not suitable dishes, do easier. Mix the fruits you have with sugar (1: 1). You can remove the bones, and you can leave - as you wish. Pack the hawthorn to the banks, filling the berries with three quarters, and fill the remaining space with sugar. Close the plastic covers and put them in the cellar for two or two and a half months. Then get out and eat a delicious treat: the hawthorn will empty the juice, the berries in it are naturally preserved.