Jam of pine cones : how to cook
Recipes / / April 07, 2016
Jam of pine cones - a general description of
Who among us has not felt like getting into the pine forest and breathe deeply pine air, the whole body is filled with energy and sunshine.Urban residents adore this sweet pine air, is especially useful for those who suffer from respiratory problems.The most common conifer in our country - pine.This tree gives us the most precious thing that a person uses to treat - needles, buds, sap and, of course, pine cones.
Pine needles are used in perfumes, medicinal oils are used, and folk and official medicine, but the green pine bumps while they are still solid and tacky state, is quite suitable for the preparation of life-giving jam, which gathers in itself inexhaustible solar heat and power ground.
Healing "Gum" honey made from young green pine knobs really good for the body, if properly assembled and ready, sustaining technology.Long rainy autumn and frosty winter, you'll have a tasty and healthy cure for chronic fatigue, sore throat, colds, lack of sleep, fatigue.Just one tablespoon of pine honey helps the body fight with the weakening of immunity, especially for children and the elderly.
Jam of pine cones - preparing dishes
for cooking jam takes ordinary dishes - or enameled copper pans, pots or stainless steel products.Ready to pour the jam can be small freshly washed and dried by the banks, store in the refrigerator or a cool dark place, depending on the lids.
Jam of pine cones - preparing fruit
Thus, the collection of cones.The different climatic zones of the formation of the trees occur in different ways.In Ukraine, they are ready for use from mid-May to early June, in Russia since June 21-25.For cooking jam suitable only those bumps that can be cut with a knife or a puncture with a fingernail, their length varies from 1 to 4 cm. The process of cone collection turns into a thrilling adventure, spectacular air and beautiful nature around combined with warm May or June the weather turns toa real treat.Select only need those bumps that are just beginning to unfold, they are green and have not yet had time to stiffen.Note that the tree was not affected by insects - in this case, move away from him.
Select kilogram cones about the size of a walnut.
Jam of pine cones - a recipe 1
jam cook in three stages.At the first touch and wash pine bumps in cold water, put them in a container and pour boiling water so that it covers the bumps on a couple of centimeters from the top.Close the lid and boil on the fire for 30 minutes, leave to infuse for 12 hours in a dark place.Second step: separate the liquid from the decoction of the cones and the resulting green color and delicious flavor mix with sugar (1: 1).Cook the syrup over low heat for about as long as the jam will cease to flow.Ready jam has a rich dark crimson color.In the last stage we add to it a few knobs of broth, and after 5 minutes of boiling, poured into glass jars.Ingredients - 1 kg of pine cones, 1 kg of sugar, 10 cups of water.
Enjoy delicious jam all winter!
Jam of pine cones - a recipe 2. "Honey" from the pine cones.
Fill cones collected and moved with water so that it covers the bumps.In this case, immediately added sugar (sugar and water 1: 1), after dissolution in a small fire tomim half hours, while removing the foam.Honey turns transparent, soaked with syrup knobs slightly reddish color.
Jam of pine cones - a recipe 3. "Solar" jam (without boiling).
Young bumps wash, go through and cut into slices, roll in sugar.Place the jars in layers in the resulting mixture of sweet, extra sprinkling of sugar.The top layer and cover with sugar and put the jar in the sun.In order to pass the air, the bank should be covered with gauze or cloth of natural light.As the sugar is dissolved and the formation of syrup periodically shaken jam, after complete dissolution of sugar - "the sun" the jam is ready.Store it in a cool dark place under a tight lid.
Jam of pine cones - a recipe 4, "Corporate".
This recipe differs from the others in that the syrup is prepared first.Cooking jam occurs in several "approaches", the mixture is brought to boiling temperature (80-85 ° C), but do not boil, and left to cool down completely, the procedure is carried out several times.Ready-made jam is a dark brown color, it is necessary to store it in the refrigerator.Sugar and cones to 1 kg, 1.5 cups of water.
Jam of pine cones - helpful tips experienced cooks
- Gulf of water bumps, not "overdo it", consider the fact that they can float.
- Leave cones for impregnation until cool - so the process will be better.Too thick jam can be diluted with water and boil.
- This jam has its contraindications.It is not recommended to take in food for people with acute hepatitis, pregnant women.Young children who are prone to allergies and diathesis let's try to jam in small doses.
- breaking a welded cone, can be found most useful material - resin pink color, pleasant taste.This treat can be given to children with poor appetite, bronchitis or a strong cough.Syrup consume a teaspoon of green tea.
you are sure to enjoy a pleasant resinous jam with tart-sweet flavor and mint aftertaste.