Jan 20, 2010

Strawberry jam with vanilla and pepper

I like jams with whole berries. And I often use berries from jam in desserts and for cake decoration. Today I tell you how to make strawberry jam with vanilla and pepper. Fantastic jam with beautiful vanilla flavor, perhaps the most delicious jam I've ever tried.

1 kg strawberries
1 vanilla pod
5 peas of black pepper
800 gr. sugar
2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tablespoon vodka

Grind the black pepper in a mortar, cut the vanilla pod into 4 pieces, scrape the seeds out. Clean strawberries, put them in the pan, sprinkle with sugar. Add vanilla seeds, vanilla pod pieces and pepper.
Put on the medium heat, bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Leave to cool, keep in a cool place for a couple of hours (or overnight), to allow berries to soak in syrup.

Pour the vodka and put the pot on low heat. Bring it to boil, skim the foam. Cook for 5-10 minutes (depending on the variety of strawberry, if more juice was formed it need more time to boil). Remove from heat. Remove vanilla pod pieces. Cool and pour into sterilized jars.


1 comment:

  1. Lovely recipes!!
    Can balsamic vinegar be added to this and does it require pectin??


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