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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Mulberry Jam

(Karadut Receli - Aegean Region)

Mulberry Jam
1 k Mulberries
1 k sugar
Juice of one lemon
1 pinch essence of lemon (optional), to prevent crystallization

Layer mulberries and sugar in a saucepan overnight. The following morning, add lemon juice and start cooking at medium heat. Stir until the sugar melts. Cook for about 20-25 minutes. Add the essence of lemon into the jam 2 minutes before you turn the heat off and stir. At that time it may look runny but it will thicken when it cools.

Wait until it cools down, then place into a clean jar and close the lid tightly. Store in a dark and cool place.

Place some thin slices of Feta (White) Cheese* on bread then pour some Mulberry Jam on it. This is the way I love to have it, give it a try:) This delicious jam belongs to the Aegean Region, as do grape, fig and mastic jams...

* Always store Feta Cheese in a container with a lid soaked in spring water in the fridge. This way the cheese will leave its salt in the water.

Mulberry Jam



At 8:44 AM, Anonymous Turkish Wife said...

Hi Binnur............

I must say that I love your web site. I'm married to a Turk for over 20 years now, and I love usung your recipes, they are yummy and easy to prepare.
I love mulberries, when I go to Izmir I always have mulberry juice and ice cream. My question is........Where in Toronto [if thats where you live] can I find mulberries.????????

At 2:32 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you...I love Mulberry too:) The tree is at the backyard of my friend's house. The Mulberries were hanging beautifully on the branches. We lay down a very large fabric under the tree and shake the branches ...they fall down on...with just a little touch we got almost 4 Kg. Mulberries. When we started to eat, we got all our fingers purple, it was so much fun like back home in Turkey.

At 1:58 PM, Blogger Mel said...

Binnur Hanim - Amerikada yasayan bir Izmirli olarak karadut receli tarifesi gormek beni cok sevindirdi! Bu haftasonu sanirim zamanimi mutfakta gecirecegim!

At 8:15 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Sanirim ben de, arkadasimin bahcesinde ki karadutlari evime getirirken ayni sevinci yasamistim:) Kolay gelsin....


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