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Monday, April 18, 2011

Qulupnay djemi (Strawberry jam)

In Uzbekistan, in strawberry season, people usually make preserves for winter times. One of them is this strawberry jam, which is perfect sauce for crepes and ice creams, delicious filling for different pies or donuts.
1 kg of fresh, ripe strawberries
1 kg of sugar (can be reduced to 600 grams, but you will have to cook it longer)
Finely chop up or blend all of the strawberries. Add in all the sugar. Mix well and let it rest for 1 hour. After 1 hour, mix again and bring this mixture to boil over medium heat. Constantly stir until it will start to boil. Then set the heat on low and simmer jam until it is very thick, make sure you're stirring it unceasingly when it will start to thicken. Pour jam into the sterilized hot glass jars and close tightly.
Yoqimli ishtaha!!!

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