How to Make Lemon Jam
Jam is a product that forms part of many breakfasts, and is ideal for eating with toast and even as a filling in croissants, muffins, pancakes, etc. If you often like eating jam, you should know that you can make it at home very easily and, what's more, it is possible to prepare it with a host of different flavours. In the following OneHowTo article we specifically show you how to make lemon jam. What are you waiting for?
To make lemon jam, you will even need the skin of this citrus fruit, so the first step is to carefully wash all the lemons to remove all dirt. Then, although optional, we recommend that you slice them in half, place them in a large bowl completely covered with water and add a little salt to remove their acidity. Leave the lemons to rest for 48 hours and change the water three times a day without re-adding any salt.
After that time, the lemons will no longer be as acidic and you can remove them from the container and drain them. Next, peel the skin from the lemon pulp. To do this, you can use a knife or potato peeler. It will be easier to remove the white part of the fruit with the latter and you will get strips of lemon peel that should be kept for use later.
Once you have peeled all the lemons, weigh them to calculate the amount of sugar you need to add. Bear in mind that you add the same amount of sugar to the weight of fruit to make homemade jam. Instead of using white sugar, you can also add brown sugar which is healthier and will add a tanned tone to your jam.
Place the peeled lemons in a saucepan with the same amount of sugar, a halved, split vanilla pod and the peel from several lemons. The latter is optional, but add them if you want to notice little chunks when you're eating your lemon jam. Leave all the ingredients to cook together over a medium heat for at least 45 minutes and try to stir the mixture occasionally.
The lemon jam will be ready when it has acquired the right texture. To find out, you can get some jam on a spoon and leave it to drop off the spoon. If it falls slowly off the spoon and it is sticky, it means the jam is ready. If, however, you notice that it is very liquid, it needs a few more minutes of cooking.
Finally, to preserve and keep it in perfect condition, store it in glass jars that you have previously sterilised.
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