What’s better way to keep summer to stay at your home even in cold and snowy winter days? Homemade preserves – summer closed in a jar! 😉
So whenever you have a chance to buy sweet and delicious season fruits think of preparing some delicious marmalade. There is so many options and such a big variety. Even a simple, you could think, strawberry marmalade can have lots of diferent types. My proposition today is Strawberry Limoncello flavor, a classic strawberry with a touch of the famous Italian lemon liqueur.
Give it a try 🙂
- 1kg (2.2lbs) strawberries (cleaned, stems removed)
- 450g (less than 2,5 cup) sugar
- Lemon juice from 1 lemon
- Lemon zest (a bit)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Lemon seeds from 2 lemons
- 50ml (1.7oz) Limoncello liqueur
- Other: a piece of gauze, 3 small jars with lids
- Start with sterilizing the jars; put your jars, together with lids to the oven.
- Set the temperature to 120C/250F and “bake” it for around 40 minutes from the time the oven gets to the right temperature.
- Open the door in the oven and let the jars cool inside.
- Cut bigger strawberries into half, keep smaller ones.
- Place fruits in a larger pot and bring to boil. Lower the heat to medium and cook for around 15 minutes; stirring from time to time.
- Add sugar, lemon juice, zest and seeds (wrapped into the gauze), vanilla extract and Limoncello.
- Stir the mixture, lower the heat to small and cook for the next 15 minutes or so.
- Remove foam from the top of strawberries, this will make your marmalade more clear.
- Using slotted spoon, remove the fruits and set aside.
- Remove the gauze.
- Higher the heat and reduce around a half of the strawberry syrup.
- Add the strawberries back to the syrup.
- Pour hot marmalade to the jars, close immediately and flip the jar upside down.
- Repeat with the rest of the jars. Let the jars cool this way and flip them back when they cool.
- This way you will be able to preserve your marmalade for a long time! ☺
Recipe found on kwestiasmaku.com