Almost every woman has at its disposal a set of favorite family recipes that from year to year, not only pleasing to the household, but also the guests.This also applies to winter blanks: different kinds of jam, jam, vegetables spins.
Speaking of sweet preparations for the winter, there is a fairly standard set of fruit, of which make jam and marmalade.
But, you see, each of us wants to be armed with recipes that will impress loved ones with its originality and specificity.
for housewives who love imaginative ways of preparing familiar foods, offer jam eggplant.This name is the same bewilderment as zucchini jam, watermelon peels and green tomatoes.Yet this dish quite popular among connoisseurs of novelty.
To prepare eggplant jam, from you take some time and labor costs, but, believe me, they are worth it!Resulting in a effort new and original dish, you and your loved ones will appreciate their efforts.
recipe for making jam from Sinenky need small, carefully sorted fruit the size of 7-10 cm.
- 24 small eggplant;
- 14 glasses of water;
- 2 teaspoons of baking soda;
- 2,4 kg of sugar;
- vanilla to taste.
With eggplant cut off the stalk.Sepals not need to be removed.Now each fruit cut lengthwise in several places with a fork is done through punctures.In preparing eggplant keep them in a container with cold water (covered with a lid) have been exposed to air will cause browning reaction.
In a glass of hot water dissolve 2 teaspoons of baking soda.The resulting solution, connect with 7 cups of cold water.
Put eggplant in the liquid and leave the lid on for 6 hours.While, until the fruit are in the water, they must be washed at least 5-6 times.
Now vsypte in the pan in which to make jam, ½ part sugar.Fill it with 6 glasses of pure water at room temperature and boil for 13-15 minutes on low heat.
While the syrup boils, remove the eggplant from the soda solution and rinse them under running water.When the syrup comes to a boil, lower the little blue fruit in it and cook for 15 minutes over medium heat.Then remove the pan from the heat and leave for 12 hours.
now necessary to pour into the rest of the jam sugar, boil and reduce heat.Boil all this should be an additional 3 hours.Just 2 minutes before end of cooking, add the vanilla.
After the allotted time, remove the casserole dish from the heat and cool slightly.Then it is ready for bottling in the dry banks.Ideally, you should have caramelized eggplant jam.
Eggplant and lemon
even more attracted the attention of the jam eggplant with lemon. It has Armenian roots.At least that is considered to be, given the fact that the Armenians basically renowned manufacturer of exotic jams.
eggplant jam - recipe:
- 2 kg eggplant;
- 3 kg of sugar;
- 800 grams of water;
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice;
- 8-10 pieces of cloves;
- cinnamon to taste;
- 8-10 grains of cardamom.
Cooking Jam begin with the fact that we select small eggplants 6-7 cm long. Fill with cold water and kept her day.
followed by decant water and little blue dipped in boiling water for 6-8 minutes.While the eggplant is cooked, cook the sugar syrup.
After-cooked vegetables, drain and chop them any way you like: slices, dices, cubes.If the fruit are very young - they can not shred.
Now pour hot syrup cooked eggplant and cook for half an hour.Leave to infuse vegetables in syrup for 2 h.Repeat provarivaniya twice.
During the latter approach the boiling jam, add the cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, dip them in a gauze bag, and then pulled out of the pan.These spices will add a wonderful flavor delicacy.At the end of cooking, add the lemon juice.It will give jam juicy acidity.
So, simply, we have made an unusual jam eggplant with spices and lemon.
multivarka and eggplant
now many housewives in the kitchen there is a very useful thing - multivarka.With this miracle machine are many dishes made easily, while saving time. jam eggplant in multivarka will give you ease of preparation.
We need only during the day soak 1 kg of eggplant in water (they lost to bitter taste), clear them from the stalks, peel and sepals.Then you need to put vegetables in multivarku, pour half a liter of water and pour to the same 1 kg of sugar.Select the program "Quenching" for 1 hour.After her stop, start again to jam acquired the desired consistency.Optionally, you can add slices of lemon and cinnamon.
These are simple dishes will surprise and delight not only to yourself, but also households.In addition, eggplant jam - a storehouse of vitamins and minerals that support your health and well-being in the winter.