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Friday, March 16, 2012

Raspberry Jam

(Ahududu Receli)

Raspberry Jam
500 g Raspberries
400 g sugar*
2 tbsp lemon juice

Layer the raspberries and sugar in a saucepan overnight. The following morning, mash the berries. First, bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to the low. Skim off foam occasionally with the wooden spoon.

Test the jam by dabbing a little on one of the cold plate. Wait for a few seconds, then push the jam with your fingertip. If it wrinkles, it is done:) If not, cook for 2-3 more minutes. Add the lemon juice, boil for about 2-3 more minutes.

Remove the sauce pan from the heat and cool for a few seconds. Pour carefully into the jars and seal. Store in a dark and cool place.

Place some Raspberry Jam on the thin crackers and sprinkle few sliced almonds over the tops:)

*I like the sourness of Raspberry Jam, but if you don't, you can cook it with 500 g sugar instead of 400 g of sugar.



At 12:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it ok to use frozen raspberries or frozen blueberries?


At 12:29 PM, Blogger Quinn said...

This is making my mouth water! Now I'm looking forward to warm weather. Raspberries, strawberries and blueberries all mean "summer" to me :)

Thank you for this recipe!

At 1:43 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Yes, you can. Frozen raspberries would leave more water than fresh ones so it is better to keep the raspberries and sugar in the saucepan for about 4-5 hours instead of overnight:)

At 5:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Binnur,how are you. My friend lives in Turkey and says that raspberries are not to be found there, do raspberries grow in Turkey? and what about black and red currants? I'm very curious:)... greetings, Natalie

At 9:22 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Natalie ,
These fruits are grown in Turkey:)
I found a useful page for your friend,(copy/paste) here;

Many fruits are grown by agriculturists in rich vegetation of Turkey. Actually, Turkey has got many kind of fruits. Between countries of Europe, some of these are only grow in Turkey. Because four seasons are lived in this country. So Turkey has got many vegetation which allow to grow a lot of fruits. Tropical fruits also grow except of known fruits.
information about grown fruits in Turkey. There is usually very hot weather in south of Turkey. So tropical fruits are usually grown here. But there usually are cold weather in north of Turkey. So known fruits are grown here, inner Anatolia region, eastern region and western region. Those fruits are grown in Turkey…

Drupe: Plum, peaches, apricot, cherry, cherry, laurel, cranberries, sea buckthorn, rosehip.

Pome Fruits: Apple, pears, quince, unnap, hawthorn, arbutus, medlar.

Nuts: Walnut, almonds, nuts, pistachios, chestnut, pine nuts.

Small Fruits: Grapes, strawberry, mulberry, black mulberry, raspberries, blackberry, currants, gooseberries, myrtle, gilaboru, branch of red berries.

Subtropical Fruits: Lemon, orange, mandarin, golden ball (grapefruit), bitter orange, sado, lyme, bergamot, kumquat, red lemon, fresh lemon, pomegranate, persimmon, figs, kiwi, pecan, Artvin persimmon, olive, loquat, avocado, fejoa, banyan, citron, locust.

Tropical Fruits: Mango, guava, papaya, leaching, anona, banana, pineapple, date.

At 6:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow I didnt expect such a great answer from you:) I also forgot to mention that this friend lives in Turkey temporarily and says that can't find any of fruits like raspberries, brambles, currants or billberries at the bazaars in a one of the biggest cities of Turkey...I personally know that Turkey is a rich country which has a lot to offer when it comes to nature and agriculture, that's why I was surprised this fruit is not widely available or she goes to the wrong places? greetings:) and take care


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