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A Guide On How To Make Homemade Jams and Preserves

A Guide On How To Make Homemade Jams and Preserves
Jams and preserves have been around for centuries. However the birth place of preserved food still remains unknown. Jams and preserves make’s a lovely delight with tea. Homemade Jams and preserves are easy enough to make and always more delicious and safe from market impurities and additives.
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  • Jams and preserves have been around for centuries. However the birth place of preserved food still remains unknown. Jams and preserves make’s a lovely delight with tea. Homemade Jams and preserves are easy enough to make and always more delicious and safe from market impurities and additives.

  • MAIN INGREDIENTS IN JAMS AND PRESERVES
    Jams and preserves are mainly made from just two ingredients, fruit and sugar. However, market manufactured jams and preserves contain some other additives too. It is important to use slightly under ripe fruits, they contains a naturally setting agent, pectin. Pectin is a setting agent which is naturally found in fruits. However, you can find package Pectin from a drug store.

  • QUICK TIPS ON JAMS AND PRESERVES MAKING
    If you’re inclined to make Jams or preserves at home, then go ahead. Jam and preserves should be made from the freshest best tasting fruits, for enriched flavor since they are going to be preserved.Over ripe fruit or decayed fruit should not be used for jams and preserves since they lacks in natural acids and pectin. Strong flavored fruits make lovelier jams, as the acid in them works well with sugar. Fruits should only be wiped with damp cloth rather than washing them, to secure fruit natural acid and pectin. Some fruits contain less pectin; lemon juice is added then to overcome this deficiency. The sugar quantity in jams and preserves depends on the fruit’s natural sugar content. Always check if your jam is ready with a“cold saucer test”. Just when you start preparing jam, chill three saucers in the freezing compartment of fridge. When the jam reaches its done stage, remove it from heat and pour a teaspoon of jam on a chilled saucer. Cool it in fridge for some time and then push it with a finger, if a crinkly skin has formed on jam, it’s done. If not, then cook it for another 5 minutes.

  • FRUITS GREAT FOR JAMS AND PRESERVES
    Jams and preserves can be made by almost any fruit, but there are some fruits that make absolutely lovely jams and preserves and are obviously really popular. So if you are planning to try your hands on jams and preserves, start with one or two of these fruits to boast your confidence.

  • • Green Apples                                        
    • Grapes
    • Oranges
    • Peach
    • Apricot
    • Raspberries
    • Strawberries
    • Blackcurrant

  • TWIST IN FLAVOUR
    These fruits are rich in natural acid and pectin, and have a powerful flavor. Jams and preserves can also be boasted by adding a dash of twist with ginger, cinnamon or nutmeg, depending on what will delight you. Store jams and preserves in a lovely jar and label it nicely.

  • Your homemade great tasting jams and preserves requires nothing more than a wide large pot, a wooden spoon and a good recipe. Homemade jams and preserves will cause a delight on your dining table. Not to forget homemade jams and preserves makes a lovely gift for any occasion and in any season.

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