Thursday, July 14, 2016

APRICOT JAM / GEM DE CAISE

        
           3 lb apricot (to  obtain  2 lb pitted apricot)
            2 lb sugar
             juice of one lemon



For apricot jam we chose beautiful, untainted and not very ripe apricot.
This recipe is good for no more than 2 lb apricot, pitted. For more jars, use another 2 lb pitted apricot. 




   MY NOTE: the recipe require  to peel the apricots, but one can cut each half, in half, Instead of peel them, which is very laborious work..

Wash and discard the apricot pits and weighed 2 lb pitted apricot. 
In the saucepan  that you are going to make jam next day, put together, in the evening, these apricot with 2 lb of sugar. Cover the pot with a fresh towel and leave it  on the counter, over night. 


The next day, bring the apricots to boil and stir with a clean, wood spoon from time to time, until it start bubbling. 



LINZER TART

As a child my mother would make this tart and she was very happy to tell us that is a very famous Austrian tart  named after the town...