There are sweets harmful (these are all kinds of sweets, milk chocolate, cakes, etc.) and useful. The latter include desserts and billets from various fruits and berries. For example, confiture. From French this word is translated as "jam" or "jam", but, unlike the usual delicacies, it has a denser, jelly-like texture. Especially valuable characteristic of this berry / fruit dish is that the fruits in it better retain their shape and lose less useful substances than in traditional cooking jam. One of the most delicious is a confiture of strawberries. The recipe for its preparation we will describe. If desired, you can use not only strawberries, but also other berries. For example, combine it with strawberries, cherries, currants or raspberries. But let's start with the classical version.
How to prepare confiture of strawberries? The recipe for it differs from the usual jam by the fact that in this case gelling substances, more precisely gelatin, are added. So, we need the following components:
- Kilogram of selected strawberry;
- Half a kilo of sugar;
- Dry gelatin (3 tablespoons);
- Liquor (4 tablespoons) - in order to give a light shade of sweet taste.
We cook this way: choose solid whole berries, wash them and clean them from the pedicels. Next, cut a large strawberry halves, small leave the whole. Fold the berries in a saucepan and cover with dry ingredients - gelatin and sugar. We clean in the refrigerator for a day (or at night), from time to time we mix.
How to cook a confiture of strawberries? You need to do this quickly. We put dishes with berries on fire and cook, bringing to a boil, no more than 4 minutes. Then add a little liquor and mix well. Still hot we pour confiture on banks and roll up. It is stored in the refrigerator. This berry delicacy is very tasty with a croissant and a cup of coffee. The best breakfast and do not come up.
And how to make confiture of strawberries with other berries? The process is practically the same as the previous recipe. Take the following set:
- 100 grams of raspberries, cherries or cherries and red currants;
- 200 grams of strawberries;
- Sugar gelling - 500 grams.
All my berries, we separate the strawberries from the tails and cut them in half, we clean the currant from the twigs, we remove the bones from the sweet cherry. We put the berries in one large bowl and cover with sugar. Leave for 3-4 hours to make a juice out of them. Put the bowl on a slow fire and cook until boiling, and then another 5 minutes, stirring constantly. We lay out on sterilized jars, close them with lids and cool. That's ready confiture of strawberries. The recipe for it can not be implemented even by novice cooks.
Most likely, this berry delicacy will appeal to children more than jam, because of its interesting gelatinous consistency. Strawberry and strawberry-berry confiture is very tasty spread on a bun with butter or on a traditional morning toast. But it can also be used for other purposes, for example, add to the filling for sweet pies and pies, muffins, sandwich cake with cream and cook desserts and so on. At least three advantages over the traditional strawberry jam has a confiture of strawberries. The recipe is simpler, faster, the product is more useful (as the cooking time is less, more vitamins are saved). Therefore, maybe, it is necessary to reconsider the preferences in preparation of berries for the winter?