Spicy herbs attracted our ancestors by their ability to improve the taste of traditional dishes, to give them originality and aroma.
Peppermint is valuable in any form. It can be both tea leaves, and a fragrant element for refreshing the room, and an ingredient for homemade jam
. We'll talk more about the features of cooking the latter.
Mint jam: benefit and harm
An unusual mint jam besides the aroma, pleases the housewives with its rich green color. Try it once, you will want to prolong the weighty pleasure.
However, please note that mint jam is not useful for everyone, it has contraindications. Refuse to use if you have:
serious heart disease
planned physical intimacy and you are a man
Use of jam from mint is as follows:
for colds like antipyretic and expectorant
soothingly acts when overexcited, stresses
relieves muscle spasmsmigraines
facilitates pain syndromes in diseases of the digestive system and treats the last
Read more about the benefits and contraindications of mint.
Peppermint jam with lemon: recipe
leaves and stems of mint - 0,4 kg
a pair of large lemons
water - 2 glasses
sugar - 1000 g
thickener for jam, for example, agar-agar
chop mint and lemons with rind
put into a pan and cook for 10 minutes
remove from heat and leave for 24 hours
pour sugar and water well stir
tomiteonslow heat for 2 hours, stirring the future jam
enter the thickener and stir well
prepare the cans, sterilize them
from parchment paper cut the mugs with the diameter of the neck of the jar
put them in the lids before blocking the poured mint jam
One of the variations of this recipe looks like this:
chopped lemons and peppermint pour half the norm of sugar and leave the juice
for a day. Dissolve the second part of sugar in water and boil
pour the mint-lemon mixture and setStrawberry jam with mint: recipe
ripe medium-sized strawberry - 1000 g
same amount of sugar
medium bunch of fresh mint without damaged leaves
pour the strawberry with water and separate the pedicels
rinse it under a gentle stream of water and add to the colander
pour into the jam for cooking jam, sprinkle the berries with sugar
cover with a lid / towel and leave for a night or half a day to form the syrup
add mint leaves wholeor crushed into the future jam and put it on the fire
, remove the foam, but bring the mint back to the jam, if it comes across
stir gently to ensure that the berries of strawberries are kept to the maximumце whole
5 minutes after the beginning of the boiling jam remove it from the fire
cover with a towel and leave to rest for the night / half-day
return the future jam to the fire, bring to the boil
7 minutes after the quiet boil, turn off the heating of the container under the strawberry-mint mixture
pour jam on sterile jars, roll them
turn the jars on the lids and wrap them for a day.
transfer to a cool storage place until winter
to make the jam thick, leave it closed for 4esyatsa
Apple jam with mint
piquancy give apple jam mint. If you want to enhance the taste - add the leaves of fresh basil.
To cook a sweet and fragrant treat, proceed as follows:
cut any sour-sweet whole apples with slices, after removing the core,
fill with sugar, taken twice as much as apple mass, leave
for half a day to form juice or pour half a cup of waterand put the container on the fire,
bring the jam to a boil over moderate heat, remove the froth in the process,
remove the sweet apple paste from the plate and leave it under the lid until completely cooled,
again cook the jam on a slowfire, gently stirring it,
from the moment of a quiet boil, prepare to turn off the heating under the tank after 7-10 minutes,
5 minutes before the end of cooking, throw the washed and dried leaves of mint and basil taken over a lush bunch, and pour in a spoonful of fresh lemon juiceor a weak aqueous solution of citric acid,
, dispense the prepared jam over sterile cans hot and roll,
is stored in a cellar after 24 hours.
Raspberry jam with mint
A fresh mint will give a light note of freshness to the raspberry jam.
Take the minimum ingredients needed to cook raspberry jam in a classic way. Add a few mint leaves for every 0.5 kg of raspberries.
Step by step order:
pour fresh raspberry berries on sugar. Proportion 1: 2,
wait for the appearance of the juice in the future jam
put on the fire the container with the fragrant berry in the sugar
adjust the moderation of the fire under the container with the future jam
after boiling and removing the foam, leave it to cool completely
add the mint during the second cooking, when the sweet mass starts to boil again
remove the jam from the plate 5 minutes after boiling
remove the mint and spill it over sterile jars
store as usual preservation
Pear jam with mint
special freshness and zest you get if you cook the jam pears with mint and lime.
Proceed as follows:
cut into cubes or slices of pear, remove the cores and dark spots from the
skin and put into the cooking bowl and fill with sugar, taken slightly less than the fruit slicing
, wait until the juice is formed, then send the pears with sugar
cut the lime into 4 parts, remove bones
chop it in a blender and pour into the pear mass after it boils
reduce the fire under the jam to a minimum and melt its hour
add washed mint leaves, mix the mass
remove the foam with jamI disconnect heating
after half an hour, turn off the heating
leave the container with the jam to cool
before pouring into the jars remove the mint leaves
the jammed jars with fragrant jam after a day move to the basement for storage
Cucumber jam with mint and lemon
An unusual combination of vegetables, fragrant herbs and citrus will give gourmets a taste of pleasure.
To make this jam, proceed as follows:
wash the cucumbers and mint leaves,
the first chop in large pieces, and the second pour half a cup of boiling water,
the cucumbers into a pan with a thick bottom and sprinkle with sugar in a 3: 1 ratio,
after a quarter of an hour of infusionmint chop it with water in a blender,
put a saucepan on the fire with cucumbers that let the juice, bring
to a boil and after a third of an hour pour in crushed peppermint, a solution of gelling agent, for example, zhelfix, sugar residue and limo juiceand,
boil over low heat the entire mass for half an hour,
let cool jam,
if you like lemon flavor, add the grated zest of half a lemon.
Jam from gooseberry with mint
To make an unusual jam from gooseberry with mint, proceed as follows:
without tails, wash the gooseberry pour with water so that it does not cover the berries
add the lemon juice at the rate of 1 lemonfor every 400 g of gooseberry
put on a moderate fire
from the moment of boiling let the weight sink for a third of the hour
remove the future jam from the fire, add whole mint leaves and sugar
mix the contents of the shotsyuli and bring to boil
after 5 minutes take out mint
Tomate jam for another quarter of an hour
pour over sterile jars
after 24 hours move the jam to the cellar before winter
Cherry jam with mint
Take the washed cherrywithout petioles and ossicles. If you like whole berries in jam, then leave them with bones.
Pour sugar in a 1: 1 ratio and let the juice run overnight.
Put on fire to boil for half an hour-hour.
Cool and put a couple of twigs of fresh mint.
Boil the cherry mass with mint and turn off the fire after half an hour.
Remove the mint leaves and boil the jam a third time. If you like mint flavor, strengthen it, adding a fresh branch of grass for 5 minutes with the third cooking.
Pour on the sterile jars of cherry jam with mint, but be sure to remove the leaves of the last.
Jam from zucchini with mint
To give the originality of taste to this jar, add the packaged fruit jelly, for example gooseberry, as an ingredient.
remove skin and inner flesh with seeds
cut into cubes
fold in a cooking bowl
Add a little water and simmer until it evaporates completely.
Pour sugar at a rate of 100 grams for every 1 kg of chopped zucchini.
Add crushed mint, lemon juice and jelly from the package.
Boil all the third hour, spread out on sterile cans.
Roll the jam, turn it over the covers to cool.
Move through the day in a cool room for storage.
Blueberry jam with mint
Bilberry jam with mint boil in a manner similar to any berry-fruit fruit, discussed in the previous sections. The difference is only in the duration of the heat treatment:
5 minutes for liquid jam
third of the hour - for a more dense consistency
The second feature is cooking blueberries, sugar and mint leaves in only 1 set. That is, you:
pour pure blueberries with sugar in a proportion of 1: 0.7 and slowly wait for the complete dissolution of the white ingredient
add whole or chopped mint leaves
boil on low heat the desired amount of time
You can get mint if you do not grindits leaves.
Roll the jam in sterile jars, or serve it cooled to tea.
Mint and Needle Jam: recipe
A fragrant, tasty and extraordinarily useful jam of pine and mint leaves will adorn the aroma of any kitchen and will assemble the whole family for a useful tea party at any time of the year.
young spruce shoots with needles 1000 g
granulated sugar 1500 g
water 3 l
bunch of fresh mint
wash the sprouts with needles and put them in the cooking bowls
fill with water, put in the sugar, mix everything,
can either leave for half a day / night to infuse, or build a water bath for slow cooking,
from the moment of the formation of small bubbles - a sign of the boiling of the spruce mixture, watch for the next 3 hours for future jam. Raise the water, as it will evaporate,
remove from heat, let cool,
strain jam, sprouts and needles discard,
return the jam to the plate, add the washed whole mint bundle,
boil all 10-20 minutes and take out the mint,
removefrom the fire, the ready-made jam and spread over the jars,
roll them up and move them through the day to the cellar until winter.
Peppermint preserves: reviews
Natalia, a young mother in the decree
My mother loves to preserve, because this passion was transmitted to me. Especially to unusual sunsets. I liked the mint jam that my mom fed me in my student years. It seems that it gave me strength during the sessions. Now I pamper my home with this fragrant and healing jam. Her husband disappeared unpleasant sensations in the stomach, which often arose because of an irregular meal before we met.
Victoria Sergeevna, cosmetologist
My grandmother is from Siberia. She knew well the healing properties of all the plants that grew in her land. And perfectly cooked jam from them. I learned how to make mint jam with pine needles and cones. It's just a storehouse of valuable substances that help immunity cope with colds. Because my jam always saves our family from a lengthy hospital because of ARD.
Violetta Stepanovna, retired
I like to pamper children and grandchildren with home-made delicacies. Especially they like my jams and salted canned food. I like experiments with flavors, because I wanted to add a fragrant note to fruit and berry jams and jams. It's amazing, except for the unique gastronomic pleasure, my health features began to be transferred easier. I take my friends and share with them recipes for mint jam. They also note the improvement of mood and well-being after several of his spoons.
So, we have considered useful qualities of mint jam and contra-indications, have learned it correctly and tasty to prepare, combine with vegetables, fruits and berries. Read the reviews of women practicing cooking jam from mint.
If you have a taste of home-made sweet canned food, expand the list of ingredients - add mint. There is a high probability that in the future you will become an adherent of a new way of making jam at home!