You can cook a variety of delicacies from summer strawberries.
For example, strawberry jelly. This is a very light and fantastically delicious dessert that can be enjoyed both in summer and in winter.
It takes a minimum of time to prepare, and even a novice can handle the recipes. The finished strawberry jelly can be served with tea or used as a component of sweet pastries.
Strawberry Jelly - General Cooking Principles
The main component of the dessert is ripe strawberries. You can even use crumpled and not very beautiful berries. Jelly assumes a homogeneous consistency, in which the first place is taste and aroma, and not at all the preservation of the shape of the berries.
Strawberries should be freed from green tails, washed with cold water and dried on a dry paper or woven towel. Depending on the recipe, the berry is cut into slices, squeezed juice or used whole.
The essence of the recipe is extremely simple: mix the berry mass and juice with swollen gelatin. This component gives a delicacy a characteristic consistency. Some recipes allow you to make jelly without gelatin. In this case, for thickening the mass, for example, natural apple pectin or agar-agar is used.
Additional components of the jelly - sugar, water. If the jelly is harvested for the winter, sterile jars will be required. For sterilization, steam from boiling water or oven heat is used. It is necessary to cool corked jars just like any hot billet: turn it down with a lid, cover it with a thick old blanket, rug, fur coat, etc.
Enjoyment strawberry jelly
The simplest traditional version of strawberry jelly does not require a large number of ingredients. The taste is amazing, the texture is tender with the inclusion of berry pieces. And the flavor just drives the lovers of strawberries crazy!
• three glasses of strawberries;
• tablespoon gelatin powder;
• half a cup of sugar;
• one and a half cup of hot water;
• half a cup of cold boiling water. Cooking Method:
Gelatin powder pour cold water and leave to swell for half an hour.
Wash strawberries, dry and divide into two parts.
Half of the whole berries spread out in portioned bowl. Very large specimens can be cut into 2-4 pieces.
Cut the other half of the strawberries into small pieces and squeeze the juice out of them.
Put the remaining pulp in a small saucepan.
Pour in hot water.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and boil for five minutes.
Strain the mixture through a fine sieve.
Pour juice into it, add swollen gelatin and sugar.
Heat over low heat without boiling and stirring.
When the gelatin is dissolved, remove the solution from the heat and allow it to cool.
Pour the cooled juice in the prepared portion containers and put in the fridge until the jelly solidifies.
When serving, remove the jelly from the creamers, turning it over on a plate.
Decorate with mint leaves.
Strawberry jelly “Winter fairy tale”
Very easy to prepare strawberry jelly for the winter. It takes only three ingredients and a few cans.
• kilogram of granulated sugar;
• kilogram of berries;
• twenty grams of gelatin.
Prepared berries put in a glass or enamel bowl.
Cover with sand.
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Put in a saucepan and put on a slow fire.
When the strawberry juice boils, turn off the fire, remove the pan.
Wait for the mass to cool.
Repeat the heating again and after the jam boils, remove it from the heat.
Soak gelatin with water according to the instructions.
Heat the berry mass a third time, put the swollen gelatin, mix everything up and turn off the heat.
Without allowing the jelly to cool, spread it in jars, cork and cool.
Strawberry Jelly “Charm”
Fantastically tender strawberry whipped jelly is one of the options for winter preparations. It is very easy to cook. In winter, such a jar can be brought on a visit as a small, but very tasty gift.
• kilogram of strawberries;
• a glass of sugar;
• twenty grams of gelatin powder. Cooking Method:
Prepare pureed berries.
Strawberry mass put in the pan.
Add gelatin, mix.
Include a small fire.
Heat the mass by constantly stirring with a spoon to dissolve the sugar and gelatin.
If foam forms on the surface, it must be removed.
After boiling, boil the jelly for about five minutes, stirring constantly.
In hot form, pour the jelly into the banks.
Additionally hold in a water bath, capped and cooled.
Keep in the cold.
Strawberry jelly for the winter with apples
This variant of strawberry jelly is made without gelatin. To the mass was the desired consistency, it added quite a lot of apples.
• kilogram of strawberries;
• a pound of apples;
• kilogram of white sugar.
Prepare strawberries in the usual way.
Apples wash, free from the skin and core.
Flavor the berries and apples separately.
Mix berry and fruit puree, put in a saucepan.
Pour all the sugar and heat over medium heat with stirring.
When the mixture boils, boil it over low heat until the jelly thickens. Constantly stir, so as not to burn.
Hot mass spread in jars, cork, cool.
Strawberry jelly "Gourmet"
Not only fresh strawberries can be the basis of jelly. You can also make a delicacy from strawberry jam, if you really want to treat yourself or your child in the winter with a wonderful delicacy.
• two hundred grams of strawberry jam;
• one hundred grams of sugar;
• three glasses of water;
• 25 grams of gelatin powder.
In the gelatinous grains pour a portion of cold water according to the instructions and leave alone for an hour.
Dissolve the portion of jam with hot water, filter the resulting juice.
Berries clean on a platter.
Add sugar to the syrup, put on the fire and wait for boiling.
As soon as the syrup boils, remove it from the heat and cool slightly.
Swollen gelatin grains dissolve on the fire, but do not allow boiling. Stir constantly to gelatin better dissolved and not burnt. Pour the gelatin solution into the syrup cooled to 50 ° C, mix.
At the bottom of the molds put strawberry berries from the jam and pour the gelatin mixture.
Put in a few hours in the cold, so that the gelatin froze.
Put on a plate, decorate and serve.
Jelly from strawberry “A little romance”
A pleasant romantic date is a reason to prepare a special delicacy for your lover. You can, of course, serve fresh strawberries to champagne. But it is much more interesting to demonstrate not only one’s romance, but also a hint at culinary talent. In the end, all wise women know what a path to a man’s heart goes through.
• three hundred grams of strawberries;
• slice of lemon;
• two tablespoons of sugar;
• tablespoon of gelatin;
• a glass of brut or semi-sweet champagne.
Wash and dried berries cut into large pieces, halves or quarters.
Sprinkle berry pieces with lemon wedge juice.
Pour sugar, leave for half an hour alone.
Soak gelatin in cold water and leave for half an hour too.
The juice extracted from the strawberries should be mixed with gelatin in a skillet, pour in champagne and heat over a low heat until gelatin is dissolved.
Pour some gelatinous base on the bottom of the molds or ice-cream bowls and cool until solid.
Spread the strawberry slices on top of the frozen jelly and pour over the remaining solution.
Put in the fridge for freezing.
Strawberry Yummy Jelly with Agar-Agar
Delicate and very simple in making strawberry jelly - a gift to vegetarians. Instead of gelatin, a beautiful vegetable thickener agar-agar is used here. Sugar in the recipe is not specified, but if without it you are not comfortable or the strawberries are sour, you can add it to taste.
• three hundred grams of strawberries;
• teaspoon agar-agar.
Prepare strawberries and then mash with a conventional or submersible blender.
Pour the agar-agar powder with water for half an hour, then dissolve on the fire and boil for ten minutes.
Pour the agar-agar into the strawberry mass, mix. If the jelly seems thick, you can add some water to it.
Remove jelly from strawberry for half an hour in the fridge.
Submit the finished jelly, decorating it as desired.
Strawberry and Raspberry Jelly “Summer Duet”
It is very tasty to combine strawberries with other berries. A lovely couple will make her garden girlfriend - raspberry.
• two hundred grams of strawberries;
• two hundred grams of raspberry;
• three spoons of white sugar;
• generous tablespoon of gelatin (instant);
• two glasses of water.
Bring water to a boil, put clean berries into it and boil for about ten minutes.
Strain the remaining whole berries to postpone.
Add sugar to the broth, you can pour a spoonful of lemon juice for taste.
Stir in the sugar.
Immediately add the gelatin and dissolve it.
To sue the solution, pour it in molds, adding whole berries.
Put in the fridge to set for 3 hours.
Strawberry Jelly - Tricks and Tips
- A wonderful, but modest-looking strawberry jelly requires a mandatory decor. You can decorate it not only with fresh mint leaves, but also with whipped cream, powdered sugar, strawberry slices. Very tasty and unusual serve - put transparent jelly slices of the most delicate cream cheese on top of the jelly.
- Strawberry jelly harvested for the winter is a great idea for sweet sandwiches, fillings for cakes and pies. It is very tasty to add jelly to cottage cheese, porridge or serve it to pancakes and pancakes.
- To easily remove the jelly from the molds, the container must be immersed in hot water for just a few seconds, and then quickly turned over into a portion plate.