Ingredients for making dandelion flower jam
- Dandelions (yellow flowers) 400 pieces (if small 500 pieces)
- Purified water 1.5 liters
- Salt (for soaking) per 1 liter of water 10 grams
- Sugar 1.5 kilograms
- Lemon 2 pieces
- Main IngredientsLemon, Sugar
- Serving 5 servings
- World Cuisine
Rubber gloves, Colander, Deep bowl, Plastic food wrap, Refrigerator, Paper kitchen towels, Cutting board, Kitchen knife, Deep non-stick pan or copper basin with lid - 2 pieces (capacity 4-5 liters), Fine mesh strainer, Sterile gauze , Wooden kitchen spoon or whisk, Stove, Skimmer, Kitchen towel - 2 pieces, Half-liter glass jar - 4-5 pieces, Metal screw lid (possible with elastic) - 4-5 pieces, Watering can with a wide neck, Ladle, Woolen blanket, Bowls, bowls or dessert vases A serving
Making jam from dandelion flowers:
Step 1: Prepare Dandelions
To begin with, we collect 400 large or 500 small dandelion flowers without stems. It is better to do this in places remote from roads and in rubber gloves so that the skin of the hands does not darken from the sap of the plants.
Then we bring them home, sort out, remove excess grass, leaves, transfer to a colander and rinse. Then we dilute in a deep bowl salt with ordinary running water per 1 liter of 10 grams of salt, dip the dandelions there, mix them with liquid, tighten the dishes with plastic wrap and put them in the refrigerator for 1 hour. This process is needed in order to remove midges, ants and any other animals from the flowers.
After the required time has passed, drain the water from the bowl, thoroughly rinse the dandelions from the salt, throw them back in a colander and leave them on it 10-15 minutesthus getting rid of excess fluid.
Step 2: prepare the lemons.
Then wash a couple of lemons in hot or warm running water. We dry them with paper kitchen towels, put them on a cutting board in turn and use a sharp kitchen knife to cut into large rings from 1 to 1.5 centimeters thick.
Step 3: prepare a decoction of dandelions and lemons.
Now we put dandelions in a copper basin or non-stick pan. Pour 1.5 liters of purified water there, send chopped lemons, mix everything with a wooden kitchen spoon and put on high heat. After boiling, reduce its level to small and prepare a decoction without covering, 10 minutes. Then we remove it from the stove, cover with a lid, rearrange it in a cool place, such as a balcony, and let it brew. 24 hours.
Step 4: prepare the dishes for preservation.
The next day we prepare all the dishes with which preservation will be prepared, these are banks, bowls, spoons, pans and lids. First, we wash them with a kitchen brush and laundry soap or baking soda, and then sterilize in any convenient way in a microwave, oven or the old fashioned way on a stove in boiling water. If you want to know more about this process, follow this link, it will definitely help!
Step 5: filter the flower broth.
All the dishes have been prepared, the flowers with lemon have been infused, it is time to start preparing the jam itself. We install a sieve with a fine mesh on a clean deep saucepan, put a piece of sterile gauze folded in 2-3 layers on its bottom, and filter dandelion broth through the resulting structure several times. Then we connect the ends of the fabric, squeeze the boiled flowers with citruses well and throw them out, these ingredients will no longer be needed.
Step 6: make jam from dandelion flowers.
Pour 1.5 kilograms of sugar into a pan with a decoction of dandelions and put it on low heat.
As soon as the jam begins to boil slightly, we note the time and boil it for 1.5-2 hours, from time to time, removing foam with a slotted spoon and constantly stirring with a wooden spoon, or better with a whisk, so as not to burn. Gradually, it will begin to lighten, it becomes transparent and thick.
When it takes the consistency of a thick syrup, proceed to the next step.
In turn, we install a wide-necked watering can on each sterilized jar using a ladle, pour the finished jam on them and cover with hot sterilized lids.
If they are screw, just tighten them tightly with a kitchen towel. Rubber covers? Then we clog all preservation with a key specially designed for this purpose.
Then turns the jars upside down check for air if no bubbles, put the blank on the floor upside down, wrap it in a wool blanket so that there are no gaps, and let it brew in this form 2-3 days without sudden changes in temperature. After that we send jam to a cool place: pantry, cellar or basement.
Step 7: serve dandelion flowers jam.
Dandelion flower jam is delicious and very healthy. It is served at room temperature in bowls, bowls, or dessert vases, and small saucers and teaspoons are placed next to it. This sweetness is pleasant to relish with fresh tea, homemade cakes, pancakes, pancakes or oatmeal. Enjoy it!
Enjoy your meal!
- very often, a couple packets of vanilla sugar or half a stick of cinnamon are added to the flower broth;
- instead of gauze, you can use a thin linen napkin;
- sometimes they do not use whole flowers, but only their yellow leaves are taken.