STRAWBERRY PRESERVES RUSSIAN STYLE

Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

In Russia the jam is prepared so that the fruit remains whole because Russians seldom spread their jam on bread or toast but prefer to eat it from a dish with a teaspoon at evening tea. They think of the berries and very sweet syrup as more of a fruit confection than something to make the bread taste good.
Recipe: The Best of Russian Cooking
Photo: bitebymichelle.com


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Serves:

Makes several jars

Prep:

24 Hr

Cook:

1 Hr

Ingredients

1 lb
fresh strawberries
1/2 c
grain alcohol or gin
4 c
sugar
1 c
water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Snip the leaves off the top of the strawberry without taking out the attached stem. Spread the berries out on a flat pan or dish. Sprinkle with the alcohol or gin, then with 1 cup of the sugar. Let the dish stand in the refrigerator overnight.
2
Make a syrup the next day of the remaining sugar and the water and bring to a boil several times. Skim and cook until the syrup runs smoothly off the back of a spoon.
3
Drop the berries into the syrup. Quickly boil up three times, taking the the pan off the heat after each boiling. Then cook slowly over a gentle heat until a skin begins to form on the syrup. Cool. Put in jars and seal.

About this Recipe

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy
Hashtag: #sweet