How to cook jam from the physalis?
Most of us physically know how toan ornamental plant, and only a few know about its edible qualities. The fact is that of the berries, hidden in Chinese lanterns, you can cook delicious dishes. Physalis is a very useful plant containing a huge amount of vitamins, which are good for our body.
Despite the fact that its usefulness is proven, physalisnot a very frequent guest in the menu of Russians, because with his growing there are some problems. Distinguish decorative, vegetable and berry appearance of this plant. The first can not be eaten, the second is usually salted or marinated, and jam from the physalis is prepared from berry varieties.
In our climatic conditions it is bestgrows a vegetable variety. It is rather unpretentious, early-ripening and high-yielding. Because of the bitterness, the physalis is considered not very tasty, so it can only be eaten in a processed form. Berries are salted and marinated, sometimes jam is made. We also cultivate berry varieties, but they are more finicky, so it can be very difficult to grow such a physalis in the cottage. Jam from it turns out very sweet and fragrant, and berries can be eaten even in fresh form.
Dishes from this plant will please not onlyunusual and very pleasant taste, but also useful properties. Fizalis strawberry is best suited for the preparation of sweet and fragrant jam or candied fruit. The recipe is very simple to prepare and will not take long.
So, to cook the jam from the physalisIt takes 1 kg of berries, 0.5 liters of water and 1 kg of sugar. First you need to remove all the cups, and wash the berries in hot water to remove the sticky substance. It is recommended to try fruit for about two minutes. This will help get rid of the specific taste.
Jam from physalis will turn out more beautiful,if berries remain intact. So that they do not break, you need to pierce them with a needle or toothpick. A syrup is prepared from water and sugar. The fruits are piled in a saucepan and poured over with hot syrup. It is recommended to leave them for 10 hours for impregnation. Then the saucepan is put on a slow fire, and the jam is brought to a boil. Cook it for 5 minutes.
After that, the berries are insisted for another 8 hours. For the third time, the jam from the physalis is cooked to a low heat. All the time you need to gently stir it, so as not to crush the berries, and remove the foam. The jam is poured into sterile jars hot. Turned containers turn upside down and keep it until it cools down.
If you want to get candied fruits, then cookedjam is boiled for another 10 minutes, and then filtered through a colander to get rid of excess fluid. Berries themselves spread on a baking sheet and dried in the sun or in the oven. Cooked candied fruits can be sprinkled with powdered sugar and put in jars.
Decorative physalis is not used for food, butused in the interior. In winter, it will be a pleasant memory of the hot summer days. Its fruits can be used as decorations. To do this, on the leaves of the plant you need to glue the foil, and garnish itself to gild. It turns out a beautiful toy for a Christmas tree.