22 July 2013

PRESERVING



SUMMER HAS OFFERED WONDERFUL FRUITS AND I HAVE BEEN EATING PLENTY 
FRESH, FULL OF FLAVOUR, NUTRITIOUS
I HAVE BEEN PRESERVING THEM TOO FOR WHEN WINTER COMES
THE FREEZER IS FULL OF STRAWBERRIES, CHERRIES (HAD SO MANY JUICY AND DELICIOUS ONES THIS YEAR), BLUEBERRIES
STILL NEED TO FREEZE A COUPLE OF BAGS OF BLACKBERRIES LATER IN SUMMER
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I MADE A LITTLE SIMPLE STRAWBERRY JAM AND SOME CHERRY JAM TOO
YESTERDAY I MADE SOME APRICOT PRESERVE THIS WAY ...

1KG FRESH RIPE APRICOTS STONED HALVED OR QUARTERED
300GS SUGAR 
(I USED RAW CANE SUGAR THAT IS WHY THE PRESERVE IS QUITE DARK)
200ML WATER
PLACE SUGAR AND WATER IN A LARGE SAUCEPAN
IN LOW HEAT LET THE SUGAR DISSOLVE COMPLETELY
ADD APRICOTS (SKINS ON)
BRING TO THE BOIL AND LET IT SIMMER FOR ABOUT 40-45 MINUTES 
UNTIL THE LIQUID IS REDUCED AND THICKENS
PLACE IN STERILIZED JARS 
CLOSE TIGHT WHILE STILL HOT AND LABEL


ESTE VERÃO JÁ CONSERVEI FRUTA DELICIOSA PARA OS MESES DE INVERNO.
NO CONGELADOR HÁ MORANGOS, CEREJAS, MIRTILHOS E DENTRO EM BREVE AMORAS
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FIZ DOCE DE MORANGO E DOCE DE CEREJAS
E ONTEM FIZ UMA COMPOTA DE ALPERCES ASSIM ...

1 KG DE ALPERCES LIMPOS E SEM CAROÇO MAS COM A PELE
300GR AÇÚCAR 
(USEI AÇÚCAR INTEGRAL POR ISSO A COMPOTA FICOU MAIS ESCURA)
200ML ÁGUA
COLOCAR O AÇÚCAR E A ÁGUA NUM TACHO GRANDE
LEVAR AO LUME ATÉ DISSOLVER O AÇÚCAR
ADICIONAR OS ALPERCES
FERVER DURANTE CERCA DE 40-45 MINUTOS
ATÉ A CALDA REDUZIR BASTANTE E FICAR ESPESSA
COLOCAR EM FRASCOS ESTERILIZADOS
FECHAR BEM ENQUANTO QUENTE E ROTULAR

3 comments :

prpltrtl946 said...

YUM!! 8*)

TheGirlinOslo said...

Looks really good :)

. said...

Que bom aspecto! Obrigada pela receita!
Joana Sarmento