Advice 1: How to cook bananas

The use of bananas is undeniable. These tropical fruits are rich in potassium and magnesium. In addition, they normalize the activity of the gastrointestinal tract. Often bananas used in its pure form, without subjecting them to heat treatment, but sometimes they are not only fried, but boiled.
How to cook bananas
You will need
    • Ripe bananas
    • 0.5 kg;
    • sugar
    • glass;
    • water
    • 2 cups;
    • glass jars;
    • tin can lid;
    • the key to rolling cans.
Before cooking the bananas, pay attention to their degree of maturity. If food is used even green bananas, jam only the ripest fruit. Too hard or already overripe fruits with symptoms of rot for boiling cannot be used.
Clean the fruit from the rind and chop into small pieces, the size of which should not exceed a few centimeters. If you want you can chop the fruit in a blender, achieving a homogeneous mass. But you can do without it, because in the process of cooking bananas will become like mush anyway.
Boil sugar and water thick syrup, in which put chopped bananas. The fire should be small, otherwise the cooked bananas will begin to burn to the bottom of cookware before you start to turn into jam.
Cook bananas over low heat in the syrup until then, until they are the consistency will not resemble jelly. Periodically stir the mixture to avoid burning.
After the density of jam will satisfy the requirements for it, it remains only to sterilized glass jars and cover them in a container of boiling water for several minutes. Pour the jam into containers and close lids using the key for rolling.
Jam from bananas be stored no less than other types of conservation. It is ideal for filling cakes and pastries.

When interacting with light banana jam may be darker.
Useful advice
Banana jam may include not only the eponymous fruit. Often it adds citrus fruit that serve as a natural preservative and allow to do without the use of citric acid. As additional features, you can use lemons, tangerines, oranges and even grapefruits, freed from the skin.

Advice 2: How to clean a copper pan from burnt jam

Most Housewives for preserves using copper utensils as it is believed that jam it is less burnt. However, if this happens, the Shoe takes a lot of time and effort.
How to clean a copper pan from burnt jam

In General, the copper utensils in the preparation of jams rarely burn, however, if such a thing has happened, to fight prigaro best to use such substances as salt, soda, citric acid, soap and silicate glue.

Of course, to clean copper utensils is possible to put in motion the purchase and powder detergents are specifically designed for copper, but most of them contain abrasive particles that have a negative impact on the appearance of the dish. If you want your copper basin remained as new for a long time, use to clean it with one of the following instructions.

How to clean copper basin citric acid

First, remove the jam from the bowl with a spoon, taking care not to scratch the cookware itself. Then pour into a bowl of water above the sludge and add some citric acid (per liter of water you need one teaspoon). Cover the bowl with a lid and put it on a slow fire for 10-15 minutes. After some time, turn off the gas and let the water in the basin to cool completely, then wash it as usual.

How to clean a copper pan baking soda

The combination of soda, soap and silicate glue copes with burnt jam in a copper pot, especially if you do everything right. So in the copper basin left traces of burnt, fill it with water and add a tablespoon of baking soda, soap (pre-grate it on a grater) and glue (amounts stated per liter of water), mix well and put on fire. Wait until the contents of the pelvis comes to a boil, then turn off the gas. Once the water has cooled, brush the bottom and sides of the basin with a stiff brush (not metal) and a good rinse.

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