Jam made of flower petals stores the energy of summer, gives strength and lifts the mood. 10 recipes for jam from flowers.
Secrets of making delicious jam from flower petals
For high-quality flower jam, you need flower petals that grow exclusively outside the city. It is better to collect them in the morning, when the dew has already dried, and the sun has not yet entered the zenith. The best weather for collecting flower petals is sunny and clear. Prepare the jam immediately after picking the flowers so that they retain their freshness. First, you should carefully sort out the flower petals, remove damaged, small debris and bugs.
Next, the petals are carefully washed in running water. If you cook jam in a cold way without cooking, then it is recommended to dry the flowers on a clean kitchen towel beforehand.
The cooking process begins with the preparation of sugar syrup, for which it is better to use sugar. The readiness of the syrup is determined simply: a drop of syrup is dropped into a tablespoon. It should keep its shape and not spread. Instead of sugar, you can use natural honey — with it, the jam will turn out more fragrant and will not be candied during long-term storage.
At the next stage, flower petals are added to the syrup and cooked until tender, stirring and removing the foam. Sometimes sugar is immediately combined with water and flower petals — this is a simpler and faster way of cooking.
For cooking jam from flower petals, it is better to use a wooden spoon with a long handle.
The color of the finished dessert should match the tone of the flower petals. Keep in mind that when cooking, the petals lose their brightness. That is why at the last stage of cooking, lemon juice is added to the jam, which preserves the natural shade of the bud.
It remains to find out from which flowers an unusual jam is made. It can be a fragrant rose, pink peony, delicate violet, fragrant lilac and many others.
1.Rose petal jam. 10 recipes for jam from flowers.
Rose petal jam is an exquisite dessert made from the most fragrant varieties of tea roses. For jam, young buds with delicate petals that have not yet fully opened are collected. This jam is very popular it is served with fresh pastries for breakfast.
Rose petals 8.82oz
Water 1 cup
Lemons 1 pc.
Carefully divide the buds into petals. Leave only whole, strong parts of the flowers.
Rinse the petals under cold running water and dry them on a paper towel. Treat them carefully, try not to crumple them.
Place the petals in a pre-prepared saucepan or an enameled bowl for cooking jam. Fill with water and put the container on the fire. Wait until it boils and cook for about 15 minutes, not forgetting to stir the future jam periodically.
Add sugar to the water with the petals. Bring the mixture to a boil again and keep it on low heat for 30 minutes, continuing to stir and remove the foam.
Squeeze the juice from the lemon and pour it into the jam for 5 minutes until ready.
Arrange the dessert in clean jars and put it in a cool place.
Sometimes a handful of bright pink rosehip petals are added to the jam. They do not have a special taste, but they add colors to the dessert.
2.How to make dandelion jam. 10 recipes for jam from flowers.
Sunny-yellow dandelion jam resembles honey in color and taste. And if you add a little orange juice to it, you will get a fragrant sweet dessert with citrus notes.
oranges 1 pc.
water 3 cups
Collect the dandelions. The best time to collect flowers is closer to lunch in clear weather, when they are fully opened.
Sort and wash the flowers under a thin stream of cold water, trying not to wash off the pollen. Dry it on a paper towel. Separate the petals with scissors and start cooking the jam.
Fill the petals with water and cook for 10 minutes over medium heat.
Squeeze the juice from a large juicy orange and add it to the dandelions.
Strain the freshly prepared broth.
Put a saucepan with a fragrant broth on the stove, add sugar and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook for 40-50 minutes.
When the consistency suits you, turn off the heat and let the jam brew.
When the cold weather comes, take out a jar of dandelion jam. You will immediately remember the summer, the sun and the warmth. Enjoy a pleasant tea party!
This unusual and beautiful jam will surprise you with a caramel taste with a slight bitterness and a fresh summer aroma. To prepare a dessert, collect flowers of blue, pink and purple shades. Confectioners do not recommend using white lilac. An elegant jar with a beautiful purple jam will make any tea party cozy and refined.
Lilac flowers without twigs 2 cups
Water 2 cups
Lemons 1/2 pcs.
Separate the lilac flowers from the green twigs, remove the specks and bugs. Rinse the petals in cold running water, try not to crumple or damage them.
Fill the lilac with water in a jam-making container and put it on a small fire. Bring the broth to a boil and continue to cook for about 20 minutes over medium heat.
Strain it. Do not throw away the petals, put them aside for a while.
Add half the volume of sugar to the broth and put the pan on the fire. Cook the syrup after boiling for another 20 minutes.
Pour the remaining sugar over the boiled lilac. Mix well.
Squeeze the juice out of the lemon and pour it into the lilac. If there is no lemon, you can add citric acid to the dessert on the tip of a knife.
Mix the syrup with the lilac petals and wait for it to boil. Reduce the heat and continue to cook the jam for another 20 minutes.
Cool, pour into jars. Store in a cool, dark place, otherwise the sun’s rays will make the color of the jam fade.
On the festive table, lilac jam will look like a rare delicacy. It is quite possible that this delicacy will become one of your favorites!
4.How to make jam from peony flowers. 10 recipes for jam from flowers.
Jam made from peony petals has a very unusual taste. There is no cloying in it, it is tender and fragrant, with a pleasant light sourness. Peonies of any variety and color are suitable for this dessert, the main thing is that they are not wilted. In the jam of pink peonies, you can feel the delicate fragrance of summer.
Peony petals 3.53oz
Water 1/2 cup
Lemon 1/2 pc.
Carefully cut the petals from the peony flowers and rinse them with cold water, after sorting them out. If the petals are white in the center of the flower, do not add them to the jam — it will be bitter.
Put the petals in a saucepan and cover them with sugar. Stir, cover with a lid or a towel and leave for 1 hour to stand out the juice.
Add water and the juice of half a lemon to the petals.
Put the jam preparation on medium heat and wait for it to boil.
Cook for 17-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Cool the jam slightly, pour it into small sterilized jars, close with metal lids.
Peony jam is stored for a long time. It’s so nice to get a treasured jar of floral treats in winter and remember about summer! By the way, you can cook such jam in a cold way: take 2 cups of sugar and the juice of one lemon for the petals. Mix all the ingredients, let it brew for 6-7 hours and then grind with an immersion blender. Store in the refrigerator.
5.Jam made of jasmine flowers
What other flowers are used to make jam? Try using jasmine petals for this. Its honey smell is not to be confused with anything! An exquisite dessert with a delicate aroma will appeal to all sweet tooths!
jasmine flowers 7.0oz
water 1 cup
Before cooking, sort through the collected flowers and remove dry and wilted buds.
Rinse the jasmine petals with a weak stream of cold water, taking care not to crumple them. Let the water drain.
Transfer the jasmine to a saucepan or saucepan, add sugar. The amount of sugar can be adjusted to your liking.
Fill with water, its level should slightly cover the petals.
Bring the flower mass to a boil over medium heat, reduce the heat and cook for at least another 20-30 minutes. The jam should thicken. Stir it so that it does not burn.
Cool the resulting dessert, pour it into pre-prepared jars and close the lids.
This delicious jam goes well with herbal and green tea. You can add a few drops of jasmine jam to white wine, the drink will acquire a unique floral aroma.
6.How to cook elderflower jam
Jam made of weightless black elderberry flowers is an original dessert that will pleasantly surprise you. The delicacy turns out to be tender and fragrant. It’s easy to cook it, the main thing is to have patience to collect and sort out small flowers.
Black elderberry flowers 12.35oz
Water 2 cups
Wash the black elderberry flowers with cold water and sort them out. Remove the dry inflorescences, separate the flowers from the twigs.
Mix the water and sugar in a saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and cook the sugar syrup for 12-15 minutes.
Add the flowers, mix well and leave for 12 hours. Let the jam preparation infuse. We advise you to cook the syrup in the afternoon, so that it is infused all night.
The next day, bring the syrup to a boil over low heat and cook for 15 minutes.
Strain through a sieve.
Cook the resulting syrup for at least an hour. It should thicken and decrease in volume by 2 times. This rule applies to all types of flower jam: the longer the syrup is cooked, the thicker it becomes. When cooling, the jam also thickens. Keep this in mind when cooking.
The fragrant jam is ready! It looks like honey and goes well with pancakes and tea. With the addition of elderberry jam, various cocktails, summer lemonades, sorbets and ice cream are prepared.
7.Acacia flower jam. 10 recipes for jam from flowers.
At the end of may and in june, acacia blooms. This is the most suitable time to make jam from it. A delicate delicacy will appeal to both adults and children. In the sweet floral aroma of acacia, you can feel honey, orange and apple notes.
White acacia flowers 2 cups
water 2 cups
Separate the acacia flowers from the green leaves and stems — for dessert you will need only the petals. Rinse them in cold water. Allow the water to drain, and the flowers to dry slightly.
Heat the water and pour sugar into it. Cook the syrup for 10-15 minutes over medium heat. Be sure to stir it so that the sugar does not start to burn.
Add the acacia flowers to the boiling syrup, reduce the heat and cook for another 35-45 minutes. Stir the flower mass during cooking and remove the foam.
Pour the dessert into jars, cool and store in a cool place: a cabinet for blanks or a cellar.
You can add this jam to sweet dishes and pastries, but it is best to eat it fresh, washed down with fragrant tea from summer herbs.
For this beautiful and appetizing dessert, wild violets that grow outside the city are suitable. They have a brighter aroma, and these flowers grow in environmentally friendly conditions. For any kind of flower jam, collect plants away from busy highways, big cities and factories.
Violet petals 8.82oz
Water 1 cup
Sort out the violets, remove all unnecessary: leaves, stems and small debris.
Rinse the petals under a stream of cold water. Put it on a towel and dry it.
Transfer the flowers to a small saucepan and mash slightly until a persistent aroma appears.
In a saucepan for making syrup, pour sugar and pour water, bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and cook until thickened. This can take 10-20 minutes.
Add the violet petals to the syrup and continue to cook the jam, stirring and removing the foam. The cooking time is 20-30 minutes. During this time, the jam should thicken.
Pour the dessert into sterile jars. Put them in a cool place: a cabinet for storing blanks or a cellar.
Violet jam with tea is a real pleasure!
9.Recipe for jam with lavender. 10 recipes for jam from flowers.
Lavender is often found in herbal teas, but lavender jam at the same time remains something amazing. Its delicate aroma and light bitterness will give your tea party refined notes of Provence.
Lavender flowers 5 tablespoons
Oranges 2 pcs.
Water 1 cup
Peel the oranges, cut them into pieces, removing the walls and the white layer.
Pick the lavender flowers, wash them and let them dry on a paper towel.
In a saucepan, mix water and sugar, heat and bring to a boil.
Put the orange slices in the syrup, boil for 2 minutes. Let it stand at room temperature for about 1 hour.
Remove the oranges and boil the syrup without them for another 10 minutes. Cool again and then heat the syrup again. This is necessary to obtain the desired density.
Put the oranges back into the jam, add the lavender.
Reduce the heat and cook for 15 minutes, stirring and removing the foam.
Let the jam cool and then arrange it in jars.
Even one drop of lavender jam will give any dessert a subtle aroma. You can drop a little sweet syrup in coffee, porridge or cottage cheese — it will be delicious and unusual!
10. We prepare jam with linden flowers. 10 recipes for jam from flowers.
Lime jam is made from inflorescences and tender leaves around them. This delicacy is not only delicious, but also healthy, so you should definitely save one jar for the winter cold.
Linden flowers 8.82oz
1/2 cup water
Lemon juice 1 teaspoon
Wash the lime blossom. Put the flowers on a towel and dry them.
Bring the water and sugar to a boil. Reduce the heat and cook the syrup until tender for about 10-15 minutes.
Put the lime blossom in the syrup and cook for 10 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon and removing the foam.
Strain the jam, leaving a few flowers for beauty.
Pour a little lemon juice into the jam and boil for 3 minutes. If there is no lemon, you can replace it with a pinch of citric acid.
Pour into small sterilized jars and close the lids. Store in a cool, dark place.
If you want to get a thicker treat, use pectin. Usually lime jam is served with tea, but you can just dilute it with water and drink it for cheerfulness and good mood!
Now you know what flowers you can make jam from. Do not be afraid to use in sweet homemade preparations not only the usual fruits with berries, but also delicate flower petals.