Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!

Seedless Blackberry Raspberry Jam

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in Preserves & Conserves | 2 comments

Raspberry and Blackberry is an amazing combination for making preserves. This jam is sweet and a little sour because of the berries that I have used. You can add more sugar to balance the sour taste. But I like it this way. I have not used any pectin for preparing this jam other than the lemon and orange juice which acts as the natural pectin. I strained  the berries to make a smooth seedless jam. I don’t like the seeds in my jam and blackberry seeds are really big and annoying. But if you don’t mind the seeds then you can avoid the straining step. If you have a lot of berries grown in your garden, this is the perfect way to use them. Make lot of jam and freeze it or can it for the whole year round...

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How to make Fig Preserves (Jam)?

Posted by on Jan 27, 2013 in Preserves & Conserves, Slideshow | 2 comments

This is a simple recipe to make Fig Preserves (Jam) using dried figs. Fig is naturally rich in anti oxidants, vitamins and minerals. I have used mission figs in this jam. Mission figs are rich in poly-phenolic flavonoid anti-oxidants. It is also an excellent source minerals like calcium, copper, potassium, manganese, iron, selenium and zinc. Fresh figs can also be used for making this jam. But it needs more sugar. Fig Jam is awesome and it is one of my favorite. You can spread it on toasted bread or stir in your favorite ice cream or your oatmeal or use it in baking goods. Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Yield: One 16 oz jar of jam Ingredients: Dried figs – 2 cups Strawberry – 4 or 5 (optional) Sugar – 1/2 cup Juice from one Orange Juice from half lemon Method...

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Strawberry Jam

Posted by on Jun 15, 2012 in Preserves & Conserves | Comments Off on Strawberry Jam

This is a simple recipe for making Strawberry Jam without using pectin (gelling agent). It is delicious and believe me you won’t go back to the store bought jam again. Though it is a little time consuming it’s totally worth it. If you make it in a large quantity and can it, you can also give it as presents to your friends and family. Here, I have just told you how to make the jam but soon I will be writing another post for Canning (method of preserving food). I have to get a couple of supplies required for home canning. I used candy thermometer for this recipe. It is a good investment and you can use it for various recipes. If you don’t have one or don’t want to buy one then don’t worry…I have also given you another...

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