20 February 2017

Really fruity strawberry jam (mermelada de frutillas)

All the years in this time (summer here) I  love make different fruit jams.
My favorites are apricots and strawberries. This year I have only been able to make one of the strawberries once, but I hope to make one more batch.  Is so different a homemade jam from than other you bought in stores.

This is a soft-set jam with juicy strawberry chunks.
Perfect for cakes, scones and slices of hot toast.

In any case if you want to see more jam or marmelade recipe you can see on my label list .

Source : Good Food magazine

Ingredients (about 6 jars of 350 grams)

2 kg. firm and ripe strawberry, hulled and large ones halved.
 1   kg 600 grams pack jam sugar (this is a sugar with addd pectin)
 1 lemon (the juice )
knob unsalted butter (optional)


In a large pan with wide, sloping sides  the  layer the strawberries and sugar, finishing with a layer of sugar.
Cover the  large pan and leave all night.

Next day the juices will have been drawn out from the fruit, leaving you with berries in a sugary pink syrup.
 If this hasn't happened give the berries a quik stir, the leave by a while.

Warm the mixture to dissolve the remaining sugar. Once dissolved, bring to the boil, stirring frequently until bubbling.
Pour in the lemon juice and continue boil stirring occasionally. If the surface of the jam starts to look a little scummy , add the butter.

Continue cooking to slow heat about 20 minutes .When you see are more thick then  drop a little jam onto a chilled saucer . Let cool a little then you can see if the jam is ready.
Allow the jam  to cool by 40 minutes, then pot into sterilised jars and when the jam is cool label the jars. Store in the fridge once open.
Anyway I always save the jam in fridge.

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En español

Mermelada de frutilla


2 kilos de frutillas ya lavadas, pesadas y sin las hojitas.
1 kilo 600 gramos de azucar para mermelada (tiene pectina)
(Lider,Jumbo )
el jugo de 1 limon
1/2 cucharadita de mantequilla (optativo)

En una olla grande colocar las frutillas, alternando una capa de azucar, y una capa de frutillas.
terminar con una capa de azucar.
Cubrir con un paño de cocina y dejar hasta el día siguiente.
Al dia siguiente las frutillas mezcladas con el azucar habran soltado su jugo. Si aún no revolver y calentar un poco para que suelte el jugo.
Poner a cocer la mermelada a fuego medio /suave revolviendo siempre, agregar el jugo de limon, es  preferible que se demore un poco pero no se quema ni se pega.(cuando tengo que hacer pongo el tostador debajo) (el que se usa para hacer arroz).
Si se pone muy espumosa la mezcla agregar la pelotita de mantequilla. (si se quiere)
Continuar con fuego bajo unos 20 minutos mas siempre revolviendo con cuchara de madera.
Cuando se note mas espeso sacar una pequeña porción y poner en un plato y se vera la consistencia.

Dependen de cada uno, me gusta la mermelada mas espesa, hay que pensar que con este tipo de azúcar se hace más rapido y tener en cuenta que al enfriarse se espesa mas.

Dejar enfriar por lo menos 40 minutos antes de poner en frascos esterilizados.
Despues si se quiere colocarle etiquetas (en pinterest hay super buenas etiquetas que se pueden imprimir) esto es bueno porque algunas mermeladas se parecen mucho.

Guardar en el refrigerador .

12 February 2017

Heart-shaped pies for your sweetie (Valentine's day) (Corazones rellenos con mermelada para San Valentin)

I wanted to do something for Valentine and I had several recipes.
 Finally I made this recipe and at home asked  me to do it again.
There are 12 double pies or cookies with strawberry jam.
Delicious crust!!

Source:  Better recipes

Happy Valentines Day !


1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup buttermilk or greek yogurt
1/2 tsp salt
1 stick butter  (113 grams) unsalted and cold
2 tablespoons sugar
6 tsp strawberry jam (or your favorite)
Coarse sugar (or regular)


In a large bowl, combine the salt, sugar and flour and add  in the butter.
Break the butter up so the mixture looks like small peas. Slowly add in buttermilk (or greek yogurt) 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough forms together, but isn't sticky.

On a lightly floured surface knead the dough until there are no remaining dry spots.
Roll it out, and then using a heart cookie cutter cut out 12 hearts . In hald thebath cut  out little hearts.
Spread  1 tsp jam on each of the whole hearts and top with the hearts with the hole.
Seal the edges together with a fork and top with sugar . Then bake until crust is slightly golden brown.

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En español
Corazones rellenos con mermelada (San Valentin)


1 1/2 taza de harina sin polvos de hornear
1/4 taza de yogurt griego natural
1/2 cucharadita de salt
113 gramos de mantequilla fria y sin sal
2 cucharadas de azucar
6 cucharaditas de mermelada de frutilla o frambuesa
azucar gruesa o granulada para espolvorear



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