Strawberry is one of the most favorite berries in children and adults. Sweet delicate flavor, heady aroma, bright saturated color. In addition, strawberries contain vitamin C, folic acid trace elements — manganese, calcium, potassium, silicon, iron, copper. Berry improves the immune system and helps to cope with colds. Its allowed to eat even diabetes. In General, reasons to make the procurement of strawberries in winter — a huge number, and the recipes even more.

Strawberry jam for the winter

To cook strawberry jam, you will need 1 kg of berries, and the same of sugar. Premium strawberries, give water to drain or dry on a towel. Next, put the berries in a large container, fill with sugar and wait for the appearance of juice. When the berries let the juice, put the saucepan on the stove, boil, skimming off foam. Give the jam to stand for 12 hours and boil again, leave again for a while, again heated, and finally, seal them in sterilized jars. This meal will stand up to the cold weather and will enjoy home-winter evenings.

Another tasty harvesting strawberries in winter is the jam. Mix 2 kg of washed berries and 1 kg of sugar, give a few hours to infuse. Cook until more thick consistency, add the juice of two lemons and lay on the banks.

Recipe compote of strawberries for the winter

A winter cooking compote of strawberries, because it is much tastier and healthier than store-bought juice. To 300 g of berries you will need about 2.5 liters of water and 200 g of sugar, and for the unusual taste you can add a little clove.

To start, wash the strawberries, remove the leaves and the stems, then place the berries in a jar. At this time, boil water with sugar and cloves. When the sugar is completely dissolved, remove cloves, remove the pan from the heat, pour the water and strawberries and let it brew. Again drain off the syrup, re-boil, re-fill of the berries and cover. Now the Bank should turn and put in a cool place. To add the compote of strawberries pleasant acidity in the resulting syrup you can pour currant juice.

Jelly strawberries in winter

Why not diversify menus instead of the traditional jam, you can't make jelly out of strawberries? The recipe is simple enough. As usual, we begin with the fact that my berries then put them in a pan (better to use a bead in bead), fill with water and bring to a boil. Cook berries on low heat for about 10 minutes. When strawberry let the juice must be drained, and the berries — a good squeeze. Again, put the juice on the fire to boil, gradually adding the sugar (700 g per liter of juice). At this time, let's gelatin, it we will need 10 grams. Pour gelatin water and leave for 15 minutes, then pour in the hot syrup and add citric acid. Remove from heat and put in prepared jars. When the jelly has cooled, it is necessary to rearrange it in a cool place.

A variation on the theme of jelly and a great way to prepare strawberries for winter is sorbet. You can do it simply and quickly. Washed berries are mixed with sugar and whipped with a blender until then, until the latter dissolved. The resulting mixture was poured into a plastic container with a lid and freeze. A similar dessert will be a great addition to ice cream, yogurt, cottage cheese, and as a separate dish it is appropriate. A huge plus is that when you freeze not lost the useful properties of strawberries.