Raspberry Jam - General Description
Raspberry jam is a traditional delicacy for our country. If we talk about the benefits, the raspberry jam deservedly bears the status of the most useful. We all know about this since childhood. Any hostess seeks to make the largest possible supply of this therapeutic delicacy for the winter. Everyone knows that raspberry jam not only helps with colds, but is also considered an excellent preventive measure.
The composition of raspberry jam is natural salicylic acid, which is the basis of most antipyretic and anti-inflammatory drugs. If you use raspberry jam instead of the same aspirin, you can avoid stomach ulcers and gastritis.
Vitamins PP, A, E, B2 stimulate vitality, increase skin elasticity and provide a healthy complexion. Thus, the jam helps a person to prolong his youth.
Iron, which is also abundant in the composition of this jam, has a positive effect on the blood formation process.
As part of raspberry jam is a large amount of copper. As you know, it is copper that is found in most antidepressants. For this reason, those who suffer from depression and are in stressful situations are highly recommended to include in their diet a tasty medicine - raspberry jam. By the way, copper gives hair a rich color. And this is another great reason to improve vitality.
For the preparation of this delicacy, you should choose the berries that are ripe, but not overripe. The most suitable can be considered berries of medium size and dark color. From these it turns out very tasty and beautiful jam.
Raspberry jam - preparation of dishes
Once our grandmothers made jam in large copper basins. But today we know that copper cookware is not very suitable for this purpose. It's not even that copper oxides can get into jam. Raspberries are sweet berries, and oxides are formed when boiling sour ones. Just the minimum amount of copper ions ensures the breakdown of ascorbic acid. This means that there will be no vitamins in such a jam.
If, in addition to the copper basin, no other suitable utensils are found, you should carefully check its surface for the presence of copper oxide. It should be erased by rubbing this place with an abrasive. By sand, for example. It is necessary to wash the basin thoroughly with soap and hot water, then dry it thoroughly. Now you can cook and jam. However, this is a compromise option that does not completely solve the problem. Aluminum pelvis is also not suitable for jam, since the increased acidity of the jam has a devastating effect on the oxide film on the surface of aluminum. Jam with aluminum is not useful. You can solve the problem by applying enamelware. However, when using it, care must be taken to avoid chipping of the enamel.
It is better to stock up with a good basin of stainless steel - this is the ideal dish for cooking raspberry jam. While the jam is still not cooked, it's time to make jars and lids. Thoroughly washed jars should be placed in the microwave for a few minutes. And you can use other methods of sterilization. Lids best just boil.
So, now perfectly prepared jars, covered with sterilized lids, wait until the raspberry jam reaches the desired condition.
Raspberry jam - preparation of berries
Fresh raspberries need to sort out. Unripe and over-ripe berries, as well as sepals with stalk should be removed. Enumerated berries put in a colander and slowly immerse in water. It is impossible to wash the raspberries under running water, as this is a very tender berry, and it can lose its shape. After removing the berries from the water, you need to wait until the water is completely drained. After that, gently shift the raspberries into the prepared basin.
Please note that raspberry is infected with small white worms. These are the larvae of the crimson beetle. Such berries should be pre-treated with saline. To do this, take 10 grams of salt per liter of water. In this solution is placed berries for ten minutes. Larvae should float to the surface. They must be removed with a slotted spoon or spoon. Wash the raspberries twice with clean water.
Raspberry Jam - Recipe 1
For raspberries, as for strawberries, there is also a recipe called “five minutes”. The beauty of this jam is that the low heat treatment of the berries makes it possible to better preserve salicylic and folic acid, potassium, copper, iron and vitamins B and C.
So, the required prescription proportion: 1 kg of sugar should be 1 kg of raspberries. Sugar-filled raspberries are left for 4-5 hours. All the juice formed during this time is drained and boiled for 10 minutes. It turns out the syrup. Berries should be poured into it, then boil over a low heat and boil for exactly 5 minutes. This jam will retain its beneficial properties for a year.
Raspberry Jam - Recipe 2
The cooking process itself does not take much time when making jam using this recipe. 1.5 kilograms of sugar should be used per kilogram of raspberries. Put the berries in the container in which they will boil, cover them with sugar and leave in the refrigerator for 10 hours. After that, boil the jam and boil for 15 minutes. Jam is ready.
Raspberry Jam - Recipe 3
When cooking this jam, the berries will not retain their shape, but it will be simple and tasty. A kilogram of raspberry should be filled with 200 ml of water. Then boil for 3 minutes. Rub the unused mass through a sieve, add 400 grams of sugar and boil again. Almost everything. Although, when the jam has already been laid out in banks, it will need to be sterilized for 15 minutes. And only after that roll up.
Raspberry Jam - Recipe 4
And in Bulgaria, raspberry jam is cooked a little differently. Two kilograms of sugar should be poured into a prepared bowl. Then add a kilogram of raspberry and pour 4 cups of water. Then cook the jam until fully cooked in one step. Fire for cooking choose weak. But still, the jam should be periodically removed from the heat and gently mixed in a circular motion. When cooking is over, you can add 2 teaspoons of citric acid. Everything.
Raspberry jam - useful tips from experienced chefs
The readiness of raspberry jam is checked by dropping a drop on the saucer: if the syrup is not spread, the jam is ready.
The jam will be fragrant and will cook quickly if you do not cook more than 2 kilograms of raspberry at a time.
The extra flavor of the jam will add redcurrant juice, if you replace them with water. By the way, this option of jam never sugared. Such a jam will be thicker, but not cloying.
The level of jam in banks should be 5 millimeters below the neck.