You will need
- 1 kg of berries
- 1.5 - 2 kg of sugar
Before cooking black currant berries bust, rinse thoroughly and lay on a paper towel for drying. Storage is best to choose the berries large and ripe. Leaves and twigs have to break off.
The dried berries are put into a plastic or enamel container, add part of sugar and mash with a wooden tolkushkoy. You can use a meat grinder, but in contact of the berries with the metal part of vitamin C will be destroyed.
In the mixture add the remaining sugar. If you plan long-term storage at room temperature, the amount of sugar must be increased at least 0.5 kg. If the storage is in the refrigerator, enough 1,5-2 kg of sugar.
Mashed currants to leave in the container, cover with a towel and let stand in refrigerator 2-3 days, to avoid fermentation during storage. During this time the sugar has time to dissolve completely. Do not forget that the berries periodically stir. Leave the berries at room temperature is not necessary, since during settling can begin the fermentation process. Taste quality will not suffer, but the shelf life will decrease significantly.
For packing of pureed currants are ideal for banks 500-750 ml Before arrange berries in containers, jars must be sterilized in any usual way. The easiest way to do this in a double boiler or in the oven. Plastic lids should also be sterilized and dry.
Ready jam to put in the prepared dry banks. From the edges should remain 3-4 inch. This is necessary in order that the top to add a little more sugar. It is usually sufficient layer of 2 cm.
Filled cans cover lids or plastic wrap paper, tying the neck with a rope. Store this jam for you all winter. Mashed with sugar black currant preserves all the useful properties. It contains vitamins A, b, C, E, K, R. the dignity of the immune system. To prepare this jam from a red currant, blueberry, raspberry, blueberry, strawberry and strawberry.