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An Indispensable Taste of Summer: Stick Cherry Jam Recipe

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Cherry jam, an indispensable taste of the summer months, cheers up the tables with its sweet and sour taste. This delicious jam is an important part of Turkish cuisine and has taken its place on many loving tables throughout history. For those who want to try the stick cherry jam recipe, I will share the necessary ingredients and steps, as well as storage suggestions and different delicious recipes. Are you ready to embark on a flavor-filled journey with the unique taste of stick cherries?

History of stick cherry jam

Stick cherry is actually a type of fruit from the Sour Cherry family. Its homeland is our country, Turkey. Stick cherry is widely grown, especially in the Black Sea Region. This fruit, which stands out with its delicious and sour taste, has been used in jam making for centuries.

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It has been common to consume stick cherries as jam since ancient times. Fresh stick cherries, especially collected in summer months, are made into jam and stored for consumption in winter. The deep-rooted continuation of this tradition has increased the popularity of stick cherry jam.

Black cherry jam, prepared using traditional methods, has taken its place among the indispensable tastes of Turkish cuisine. This jam, which is preferred for both health and taste, is one of the tastes of homemade food that we miss. The fact that it is a healthy option thanks to the high antioxidant content it contains makes us prefer sour cherry jam.

Usually consumed for breakfast, in open sandwiches or with various pastries, stick cherry jam adds flavor to the colorful world of Turkish cuisine. With all these features, stick cherry jam continues to be both a traditional taste and a healthy choice.

Ingredients Required for Stick Cherry Jam

The ingredients you need to make stick cherry jam are quite simple. Here are the ingredients needed for this delicious jam:

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Stick Sour Cherry: You should choose fresh, ripe and delicious stick cherries.
Granulated Sugar: Granulated sugar is needed to preserve the natural flavor of cherries and sweeten the jam.

Lemon Juice: Lemon juice is used to adjust the consistency and acidity of the jam.
Water: Water is required for cooking the jam.

Mastic Mastic (Optional): You can optionally add mastic gum, it adds a unique aroma to the jam.
Cloves (Optional): The flavor of the jam can be enriched by using cloves in some recipes.

After preparing the ingredients for stick cherry jam, you are now ready to make this delicious flavor!

Steps of making stick cherry jam

Making stick cherry jam is very easy and you can make delicious jams using fresh stick cherries in the summer. Here is how to make stick cherry jam step by step:

Preparing the Ingredients: For stick cherry jam, you first need to remove the stems of the cherries and wash them. Required ingredients include sugar, lemon juice and water.

Boiling the Cherries: Boil the cherries in a large pot by adding water, without crushing them lightly. After it starts to boil, reduce the heat and cook until the cherries soften.

Adding Sugar: After the cherries are cooked, add sugar and stir to dissolve. You can adjust the sugar ratio according to your taste.

Lemon and Cooking: After the sugar melts, add lemon juice and continue cooking by stirring over low heat. Consider the cooking time for the consistency of the jam.

Filling the Jar: After removing the jam from the stove, fill it into sterilized jars while it is hot and close it tightly.

Cooling and Storage: After the jam has cooled at room temperature, store it in a cool and dry place. Thus, your stick cherry jam will maintain its freshness for a long time.

By following these steps, you can make delicious cherry jam at home. You can also optionally try different flavors by adding cinnamon or vanilla to the recipe.

Stick Cherry Jam Storage Suggestions

Storing stick cherry jam correctly keeps it fresh and delicious. Here are some important points to consider when storing stick cherry jam:

Store in Airtight Containers: Choose glass jars or airtight containers to store stick cherry jam. Airtight containers prevent the jam from oxidizing.

Keep Away from Sunlight: Store containers away from sunlight. Sunlight can negatively affect the color and flavor of your jam.

Choose a Cool and Dry Environment: Make sure that the area where you will store the stick cherry jam is cool, dry and away from moisture. Moisture can cause the jam to become mouldy.

Close Containers Tightly: Close jam containers tightly and clean after each use. Clean containers ensure healthy storage of jam.

Determine the Consumption Date: While making your jam, do not forget to write the consumption date and production date on it. This way you can keep track of how long you need to consume it and when it was made.

You can keep stick cherry jam fresh and delicious for a long time by paying attention to these storage recommendations. In this way, you can always enjoy the delicious stick cherry jam.

Delicious recipes that can be made with stick cherry jam

Stick cherry jam can be used not only at breakfast tables but also in different recipes, allowing you to create wonderful tastes. Here are some delicious recipes that can be made with stick cherry jam:

Cheesecake with cherry sauce: By adding stick cherry jam onto thinly sliced cheesecake slices, you can achieve a visually elegant presentation and make the dessert more delicious.

Cherry smoothie: When you blend it with fresh fruit juice, yoghurt and ice, and add a few spoons of cherry jam, you can get a perfect summer drink.

Muffins with cherry jam: While preparing the muffin dough, you can add cherry jam into it and serve it after baking by sprinkling powdered sugar on it. This recipe will be indispensable for your tea hours.

Stick cherry jam enhances the flavor of dessert recipes by adding a light and pleasant sourness. With these recipes, you can add new flavors to your palate by trying stick cherry jam in different ways.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to make stick cherry jam?

To make cherry jam, first wash the cherry fruits and separate them from their seeds. Then, mix the cherry sticks, granulated sugar and lemon juice in a pot and cook them. If you wish, you can add spices such as cinnamon or cloves. When the mixture thickens, remove it from the stove, pour it into jars and let it cool. Keep it in a cool and dry place and let it rest well.

How long can stick cherry jam be stored?

When prepared correctly under hygienic conditions and stored in sterile jars, stick cherry jam can last up to about 1 year. However, the jar must be opened and stored under appropriate conditions before consumption.

With which foods can stick cherry jam be consumed?

Stick cherry jam can be consumed with bread, cheese or clotted cream for breakfast. It can also be used as a sweetener by placing it on yoghurt, pudding or ice cream. It can also be used in dessert recipes and pastries with cherry jam.

What ingredients should be used when making stick cherry jam?

To make cherry jam, cherry fruit, granulated sugar, lemon juice and optional spices such as cinnamon or clove can be used. Sterile jars are also required so that the jam can be stored for a long time.

In which season can stick cherry jam be made?

Stick cherry jam can be made using cherry stick fruits grown in the summer, or it can be made with frozen stick cherry fruits in the winter. Therefore, suitable cherry fruits in any season can be used to make stick cherry jam.

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