Dogwood jam will be appreciated even by Winnie the Pooh
If you properly prepare dogwood jam, then it will appeal to even the most capricious sweet tooth. Of course, sourness in such a delicacy will be present, but not dominate. Also, from scarlet fruits you will get a great marmalade, drink or syrup. You can surprise your guests with both wine and shaitan berry liqueur.
Dogwood jam in three passes
For a delicious bubbly jam, take 1 kg of fresh fruit, sort through them, and then rinse. Then you need the same amount of sugar. According to the recipe, 400 ml of water should also be measured. When all the ingredients are ready, you can start cooking, which will include 3 processes:
- Blanching. The dogwood is poured into a colander. Then immerse the device in boiling water for about 5 minutes..
- Syrup preparation. Bring cold liquid to a boil. Refined sugar is poured into it. Stirring constantly, wait until it dissolves. As soon as this happens, put the berries in the syrup.
- Heat treatment. In this state, the dogwood jam is put on a slow fire, stirring constantly and periodically skimming off the foam. The process takes up to 15 minutes..
In order for the jam to acquire a viscous consistency, as well as to become a more saturated shade, it is sent to infuse for 6-8 hours. It is advisable to cover the pan with a lid, leaving a small gap on the side. After the expiration date, the mixture is boiled again over low heat for about 30 minutes, removing the foam. After this, the jam is poured into the jars, having previously sterilized them, and rolled up.
Those who want a thicker treat should increase the sugar portion to 1.5 kg. Then the liquid in its structure will resemble jelly and it will turn out to be much sweeter.
Busy women will love the recipe in which all the ingredients are mixed in the following dosage: 1.3 kg of sugar, 1 kg of berries and 50 ml of water. Put the container on gas, bring to a boil and turn it off. The procedure is repeated 5 more times, but only after the berry mass has cooled down.
Fruits will juice faster if pierced with a fork..
Among other things, dogwood jam is prepared without seeds. For this, the fruits are ground through a sieve. Before that, they are blanched. Further cooking follows a completely different scheme. First, the mixture is wrapped in cheesecloth, then immersed in boiling water, and then dipped in cold water. The algorithm of actions is repeated 3 times. The syrup is prepared from 1.5 kg of sugar and 0.5 ml of water. Then it is poured into the pulp and cooked until tender. At the end, add 3 g of citric acid.
Whatever the hostess chooses the recipe, the result will impress not only her, but all the guests. In addition, she will receive an excellent remedy for enhancing immunity in the winter..