Of course, jam for every taste can be purchased at the supermarket, but how can it be compared with home-made jam? Fragrant, with an amazing taste, pitted plum jam is prepared very simply and quickly. Cane sugar gives a caramel flavor to the finished jam, if desired, you can completely replace white sugar with brown and vice versa.
But it doesn’t hurt to learn some cooking secrets.
Despite the fact that sugar is a very strong preservative that allows a sweet dessert to stand perfectly all winter even in a city apartment, it is imperative to sterilize the jars.
Glass containers should be washed well without the use of detergents. Instead, you should use soda, which will dissolve dirt and disinfect the surface. There are three ways to sterilize dishes:
In addition, there are other points that need to be taken into account so that the jars do not swell, do not explode, and mold does not appear in them. Let’s start with how to properly pour jam into a jar.
When packaging hot jam in already cold jars, the glass can burst from a sharp temperature drop.Therefore, you need to use either still hot jars, or keep an ordinary spoon in the container when pouring (the metal will take all the heat on itself).
With a cold packaging method, it is worth sterilizing the filled jars additionally (in a saucepan with water for 30 minutes).
Be sure to pay attention to the covers. Before clogging, they must be boiled or poured over with boiling water (depending on the type). You can use:
Banks closed with a nylon lid should not be rearranged in warm places or the temperature changes sharply, as condensation will form, due to which mold will appear in the future.
After seaming, the jar should be turned over and check if air is passing through the lid. Before cooling, the filled container is best left upside down. For additional sterilization, you can insulate from above with a blanket, towel.
An unequivocal answer to the question “what kind of lids is best to close the jam?” and “which method of sterilization to choose?” does not exist. Each lid and sterilization method has its own advantages and disadvantages. You need to choose only based on your capabilities and preferences.