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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Mulberry Jam

(Karadut Receli - Aegean Region)

Mulberry Jam
1 kg Mulberries
1 kg 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 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 a little bit, then place it into a clean jar and close the lid tightly. Store in a dark and cool place.

Place some thin slices of Feta Cheese* on bread, then pour some Mulberry Jam on it. This is the way I love it, give it a try:) This delicious jam belongs to the Aegean Region; the same as the 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

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4 Comments:

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...

Hi,
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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