Jam made from melon and oranges - It is unforgettable sweet mass, which turns out not only delicious, but also incredibly fragrant. The combination of the two components give a divine Rhapsody, which is a pleasure to enjoy, and children, and adults. In the preparation of jams it will take more than a day, but believe me, it's worth it! Help yourself!
Ingredients for jam melons and oranges:
- fresh Melon 2 kg
- Orange medium sized 2 pieces
- Sugar 2.5 kg
- The water is clean 3 cups
Glass cutting board, stove, large bowl, kitchen knife, table spoon, wooden shovel, refrigerator, enamelled small saucepan, cooking pot holders, tissue towel - 3 pieces, soup plate, saucer or plate, kitchen tongs, a large enamel bowl or pan , a warm blanket, deep bowl for feeding, glass half-liter cans - 3-4 pieces, metal screw cap for cans, large saucepan, clothespins, kitchen sponge, dishwashing detergent, ladle
Cooking jam of melon and oranges:
Step 1: Prepare the melon.
Wash melon under running warm water and spread on a cutting board. Using a knife, cut in half and the components of each piece, using a tablespoon, remove seeds and fibers.
Now clear the melon from the rind and cut into small cubes. The ground component we shift into a large bowl and sprinkle 500 grams of sugar. Gently mix all improvised gear and leave aside for 2 hours. Attention: it is desirable that it was a cool place, such as a refrigerator. This must be done in order to melon allocate enough juice.
Step 2: preparing a syrup.
In an enamel saucepan pour a little residual sugar and fill it with clean water. Put the container on a medium heat and, stirring occasionally wooden spoon, bring the contents to the boil. Immediately after that fasten the burner and boil the syrup for a few minutes, until the sugar has dissolved. After using cooking pan is removed, tack side. Attention: hotplate can be turned off as it is to us that is not useful.
Step 3: prepare jam melon and oranges - the first stage.
A bowl with melon slices from the refrigerator and immediately pour the hot syrup. Using a wooden spatula, mix everything thoroughly and leave to infuse for a day away. Important: to put in a lot of no insects or any dirt and food, cover with a cloth towel container and fasten the edge of the bowl clothespins to the web is not in contact with pieces of melon syrup.
At the end of the allotted time carefully merge the syrup back in an enamel saucepan and set over medium heat. Give liquid to boil again. Immediately afterwards, once again pour the syrup according melon cubes and again leave aside to infuse for 10 hours. Attention: do not forget to cover the bowl with a towel fabric.
Step 4: Prepare the oranges.
For 30-60 minutes before the end of the time allotted for the infusion, we begin to prepare the oranges. To do this, first of all thoroughly rinse them under running warm water. Then lay out the ingredients on a cutting board with a knife and peeled. Separated by each slice and clear from the skins and pips. If necessary, cut into small pieces of citrus and we shift into a deep bowl.
Step 5: sterilize glass jars with lids.
To our jam did not explode at the wrong time, be sure to sterilize jars with lids. To do this, first of all thoroughly rinse them under running hot water. To help us to come to the kitchen sponge and dishwashing detergent. We perform this procedure as long as you do not hear a squeak when spend with wet fingers on the glass jar. Immediately after the shift the jars with lids upside down on a clean cloth towel, which we pre-lay a kitchen table.
Now, in a large saucepan pour the usual cold water so that it is half-covered container and put on a big fire. When the liquid starts to boil, fasten the burner and proceed to sterilize jars with lids. In a saucepan put another clean cloth towel and rammed with special forceps. This must be done to ensure that banks do not beat each other. Now here we put containers and boil it for 7-10 minutes. After the allotted time gat banks using tongs and move kitchen upside down on tissue towel which is located on the table. Following in hot water Put the lid and sterilize them the same time as the glass.
After the allotted minutes, turn off the burner, and the contents of the container and pull out of here, too, have on the table.
Step 6: prepare jam melon and oranges - the second stage.
When melon configure themselves for the second time in the syrup, now starting her cook with slices of oranges. Now, pour the contents of the bowl into a large enameled saucepan and add chopped court citrus. Put the container on a medium heat and, stirring occasionally with wooden spatula, bring to a boil weight. Immediately after that fasten the burner and cook jam as long as the melon cubes are tender and translucent. Then check the readiness of sweet mass. To do this, using a clean, dry tablespoon, we collect a little jam and pour it on a flat plate or saucer. If it will not be quickly spread over a flat surface, so the jam is ready, and you can turn off the burner. If not, then it is necessary to extend the cooking time for another 5-10 minutes.
Now, with the scoop spill hot sterilized jars for jam and densely twirl metal lids. We put it upside down in some quiet place, and wrapped a warm blanket. When the jam becomes room temperature shift the banks to the pantry or any other place where there is no direct sunlight.
Step 7: Feed jam melons and oranges.
In fact, after cooking the jam is ready, and it can be fed to the dessert buffet (which we usually do). But all lovers of sweets, who wants to feel the fragrance of summer in the cold season, I advise you to hold back and to open it at the right moment. When the time comes, we pull out a jar of jam from the pantry, open it and spread with the help of a tablespoon into a deep bowl. Serve the sweet mass to the dessert buffet with tea, coffee and slices of bread or toast, for which it will be possible to smear it and just get maximum pleasure. After the jam is not only very tasty, but also fragrant!
Enjoy all the meal!
Tips to the recipe:
- For the preparation of jam you can use any (watery, unsweetened) melon, the main thing that it was ripe. In any case, it will memorable aroma during cooking and turn almost jelly marmalade;
- A jam can be added in various pastries, such as a filling for cakes, pies, pastries, cakes and much more;
- To jam got more sweet, it is necessary to add a juicy ripe fruit oranges. Best of all - it is Egyptian citrus. They go with almost no acidity.