Watermelon – one of the most desired delicacies in hot summer days. But after you enjoy its juicy cool pulp, you don't hurry to throw out crusts. From them it is possible to make very tasty jam which will be estimated for certain by both your members of household, and relatives, and friends.
It is required to you
- water-melon crusts – 1 kg;
- granulated sugar – 1.2 kg;
- soda – 1 tsp.
1. From water-melon crusts cut off an external layer of a dense peel. Carefully wash out the cleaned crusts, then cut in small strips or cubes of the average sizes.
2. Prepare soda solution, for this purpose part 1 tsp of soda in 1200 ml of warm boiled water. Slightly pin cubes a sharp fork then place them in the container with the prepared solution. Properly mix pieces of crusts and leave in soda solution for 3-4 hours.
3. Merge solution, carefully wash out water-melon crusts in several changes of water or in a colander under a strong stream. Don't feel sorry for time, you remember that the soda will be more fully removed, the more tasty jam will turn out.
4. Put the washed-out crusts in the boiling sugar syrup prepared from 600 g of granulated sugar and about 750 ml of water. Mix, lower fire to an average and you cook about 20 minutes, from time to time stirring slowly. Then add to the cooked jam still the same amount of sugar (600 g), properly stir, again bring to the boil and you cook 20 more minutes. If you love dense jam, you can increase cooking time at this stage up to 30 minutes.
5. Switch off fire, leave jam to be cooled for 8-12 hours. Then again heat, bring it to the boil and you cook from 20 to 30 minutes on weak fire, depending on desirable consistence of the final product. Remove the container with jam from fire and after 12-tichasovy endurance spread out in the sterilized glass jars, close the polyethylene or metal sterilized covers. Jam is ready. It should be stored in dark, it is desirable the cool place.
6. Some hostesses add to the cooked jam from water-melon crusts lemon juice, cinnamon powder, vanilla sugar or a citrus dried peel. They claim that jam from it becomes even better.