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Super Easy Samsa Dessert!

  Samsa Dessert Turkish Samsa Dessert Recipe Desserts with sherbet are special to Anatolia (Turkish) cuisine among the world cuisines. Actually, the secret tastes of Turkish desserts with sherbet is the most important stage that gives its taste to dessert and creates its shape. Of all desserts with sherbet of Cuisine of Anatolia (Turkish Cuisine), the most famous is Baklava dessert. It is so famous dessert with sherbet from the Turks world, Arabic-speaking world, mediterranean region and some part of European. There are many diferent types of baklava desert. But on the other hand, some desserts with sherbet are not baklava but they look like baklava desert very much. Maybe, most famous one is "Samsa Dessert". This is a dessert common all around Mediterranean coast Algeria, Tunisia, Balkans and Turkey. It is often triangular shaped. But we, here in Turkey, mostly make it as rectangular shape. In this post, we are going to share one of our desserts with sherbet with you. Its na

Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe

How do you make strawberry jam?
Strawberry Jam

 Super Easy Strawberry Jam (Çilek Reçeli) Recipe

         Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Maybe, it builds a strong and energetic day for the person. Bye the way, Turkish people love and addicted to breakfasts very much. Breakfasts are really vital meals for the Turkish people. So, what is our unique breakfast: Tiny and cute plates laden with salty cheese (Beyaz peynir), eggs, Turkish spicy sausages (Sucuk), sliced tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, thick cream (Kaymak), honey, molasses, jam (Strawberry jam, or apricot jam or rose jam or Fig jam etc) and cured beef. According to Turkish people; breakfast is more than a meal, smetimes more than a perfect lunch and dinner table. Turkish Style breakfasts are a banquet of sweet and savoury delights. The key word is always abundance. You may like our unique snack: Best-roasted-chestnuts-recipes.

Can you use normal sugar to make jam?
Turkish Strawbery is Unique
Tiny ones for jam

   Today, we are going to share our homemade strawberry jam recipe to you. Strawberry jam is our childhood favorite. Maybe, you suddenly back to your chikdhood times and you agree with us and say that (oh this is my childhood favorite). Yes, we have liked strawberry jam since we were children. You may like our perfect summer beverages: Homemade-turkish-lemonade-recipe

 Best Turkish Food: Strawberry Jam

     Strawberry jam is very special and unique food for the Turkish breakfasts. Bye the way, Turkish homemade jam recipes are very famous. When the June and July months come, Turkish women rush to prepare yummy strawberry jam in their kitchens. Because, our strawberry fruit (Turkish strawberry) is very unique and tasty. In the Turkish bazaars (farmers' markets) in cities of Anatolia strawberries are sold in two piles on the same stand. One pile is for small strawberries which are sold for "jam" (in Turkish, we call it: Reçellik Çilek) and bigger strawberries, the ones for table or snacking (in Turkish, we call it: Yemelik Çilek), would be in the other pile. Especially, in winter times we often consume strawberry jam in breakfasts. Plus, we like to consume strawberry jam in summer times too. Butter and strawberry jam on toasted bread makes the perfect on the go breakfast. You may like our Best-omelette-recipe and Omelette-with-cheese-and-green-onions-recipe for breakfast.

What can i make with homemade jam?
Super Easy Homemade Strawberry Jam

       How to Make Super Easy Strawberry Jam (Çilek Reçeli) 

          As we mentioned above of the post. In this post, we are going to share our homemade stawberry jam recipe to you. Maybe ask that "What can i make with strawberry jam?". Answer is very simple: it is very comforting and yummy snack. And it is a great food to eat before bed. Also, don't wory, because making strawberry jam at home is super easy and simple. This easy, special and guaranteed strawberry jam recipe is from our moms. Maybe our moms got this recipe from their moms too. 
         Here it is our answer, if you ask that "How long does homemade jam last?" If you are planning to keep the jam in the fridge. The ratio of strawberry to sugar 1 to 1. Forexample: if you will use 1 kg of strawberries, you need 1 kg of sugar. However, if you want to make multiple jars of strawberry jam and to preserve these jams into your pantry, the ratio of strawberry to sugar should be 1 to 1,2 or 1 to 1,5. You may like our Easy-breakfast-rolls-recipe.

How do you make jam step by step?
Recipe of Homemade Strawberry Jam

How can i thicken jam without pectin?
Layer Strawberry with sugar in a saucepan overnight

How do you make strawberry jam?
If you want, you can use pectin instead of sugar

What can i make with strawberry jam?
Tiny and small strawberries are perfect for the jam. But if you have big one, slice them to 2 or 3 pieces

Why do you put lemon juice in strawberry jam?
1/2 Teaspoon butter makes less foam on your jam, while it boiling

Why do you put lemon juice in strawberry jam?
More you boil jam, more you get thicken jam. Lemon salt or juice makes your jam shiny and bye the help of them, you can save your jam for a long time

How long does homemade jam last?
Very comforting snack. Strawberry Jam

       Recipe of Super Easy Strawberry Jam (Çilek Reçeli)

     Do you ask that "How do you make strawberry jam?". Yes, it is so easy and so simple. Today we are sharing 2 different ways of strawberry jam recipe to you. First way is sugar base strawberry jam recipe. And, second way is sugar free strawberry jam recipe (in this recipe, we used first way). Bye the way, we always consume homemade strawberry jam, and not use store bought jam. Also, we recommend that "Homemade Stawberry Jam" to you. Because, no preservatives added and all natural ingredients are used for the jam. Also No coloring, no artificial flavors. You may like our Rose-shaped-turkish-pogaca-pastry-recipe

       Here it is our Super Easy Strawberry Jam (Çilek Reçeli) Recipe;

 Ingredients: (Generally 7 Cups of strawberries make 3 cups of jams),

       - 1 kg Small strawberries, washed and hulled (if you have big strawberries, slice them into two or three pieces), 
         - 1 or 1,5 kg Granulated sugar, 
  For Sugar Free Strawberry Jam: 5 Tablespoons honey or 2 Tablespoons pectin, 
     - 1 Teaspoon Lemon salt, or 2 Tablespoons lemon juice (we often use lemon salt, because it makes your jam shiny and by the help of lemon salt, you can save your strawberry jam for a long time in your pantry. But if you want, you can use lemon juice), (maybe you wonder that "Why do you put lemon juice in strawberry jam? "
         - 1/2 or 1 Teaspoon unsalted butter, (we use it because of it decreases foam on your jam pot, when it boiling),

    Preparation of Sugar Base Strawberry Jam:

  1. First of all, put your all ingredients on the work-table. Secondly, wash your strawberries and removing the hulls and green tops. Then, slice the strawberries 2 or 3 pieces (if your strawberries are tiny and small, no need to slice them). 
  2. Then, layer strawberries and sugar in a saucepan overnight (your strawberries release their juice until morning, if not, add water when cooking). The following day (morning) start cooking on medium heat until the sugar dissolves. 
  3. Then, remove your strawberries with a perforated spoon and place in a plate. Now, you should cook your jam's sherbet (syrup). Cook the sherbet for about 25-30 minutes on medium-low heat.
  4. Then, add the strawberries, lemon salt and butter; continue to cook on between low-medium heat for about 15 minutes. Stir in frequently and carefully skim any foam with a slotted spoon.
  5. Lastly, pour your strawberry jam carefully into clean glass jars. Close the lid and let it cool. Then, store in a dark and cool place or store in the refrigerator.
Sugar Free Strawberry Jam
Sugar Free Strawberry Jam: layer only strawberties in a saucepan over-night
Mediterranean diet
Sugar Free Strawberry Jam: Cook your strawberries until they melts

Jam recipes
Preparation of Sugar Free Strawberry Jam

İngilizce çilek reçeli tarifi
Sugar Free Strawberry Jam: After boiling process add honey and mix well

Vegan recipes
Turkish Style Homemade Strawberry Jam

      Preparation of Sugar Free Strawberry Jam

  1. Firstly, wash your strawberries and removing the hulls and green tops. Then, slice the strawberries 2 or 3 pieces (if your strawberries are tiny and small, no need to slice them).  
  2. Then, layer only strawberries in a saucepan overnight (your strawberries release their juice until morning, if not, add water when cooking). 
  3. The following day (morning) take your strawberries into a saucepan and cook in low - mid heat until most of them melts.
  4. Remove from heat, add the honey and mix well. Pour into jars and cover the lids. 

       Please let us know how this "Home Made Strawberry Jam (Çilek Reçeli) Recipe" turns out for you in the comments. We are always so eager to hear from you.
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  1. Deliciouss yummful Strawberry 🍓Jam ji..soaking with added sugar overnifht boiling making sharbath added lemon juice honey those combo feels the tasty strawberry flavoury Yummful delicacy healthy Jam shiny😍😋

    1. Dear Ammugopitush! Thank you so much for the comment. According to us, June and july months are time of preparing jams

  2. Wow looks so delicious and very tasty

    1. Thank you so much my friend! We prepare our all jams June to Augost months at homes.

  3. I love jam and I am going to make this recipe. Looks so YUMMY!!

    1. Dear my friend! Thank you so much for the comment.


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