Fragrant and unusual mint jam
Experienced chefs have been using peppermint for a long time in the preparation of various dishes. It is put in desserts, pastries, salads and snacks. And the hostesses who are engaged in preparations for the winter are happy to share their impressions and recipes of delicious mint jam. We offer you to experiment a little.
Refreshing taste, pleasant sweetness
Mint confiture not only has an unusual taste, but is also very useful. Often it is included in the list of products recommended for ingestion for colds and stomach problems. Such a "sweet medicine" will improve the condition after 2-3 doses.
How to cook it? Here is a simple and affordable recipe. Take:
- mint - 0.5 kg;
- sugar - 1 kg;
- citric acid - 1 tsp;
- water - 250 ml.
Rinse the leaves under running water and dry with a paper towel. Put in a saucepan, pouring sugar (500 g), then pour citric acid, diluted in 1 tbsp. water. Leave for a few hours.
If you want to give the preparation a special sour taste, you can make jam with lemon and lime. To do this, citrus fruits must be cut into slices and put to the total weight.
In the meantime, prepare the syrup. To do this, fill the remaining sugar with water, put on fire and bring to a boil. Pour to the juice, let the juice, and let boil for 3-4 minutes. Pour the jam on the banks and roll up.
This tasty delicacy can be used as a syrup for pancakes, cottage cheese desserts, puddings, as well as for soaking biscuit cakes and making cocktails at home. Bon Appetit!