In the last post, we discussed fun ways of using Jam. Today we are here with some additional tips that make Jam the star of the show.
Jam is that one ingredient in the kitchen which is essential yet so boring there is simply no clue as to how one is supposed to finish that bottle except with toast or with yogurt and when one can reach till the bottom of the jar there is not enough to spread on the bread so we end up tossing the bottle into the trash can and the jam is enjoyed by the neighborhood stray dog. Then what is to be done with this monotonous jam bottle?
You came to the right place; I’m going to let you in on ways you never thought jam could be used in!!
Jam Jar Vinaigrette:
All you need for this is a nearly empty jam jar any flavor works as long as love it for me berry flavors work best, some vinegar is its white wine, red wine, fruit or plain old vinegar, and olive oil or any other oil which you prefer. Follow the traditional recipe of a ratio of 1:3 with vinegar and oil.
Toss all of the ingredients into the jam jar bottle and shake it up! And voila! You have your very personal jam jar vinaigrette which you can use to dress up salads.
For snack preparation:
Did you know jam works perfectly with cheese! Isn’t that great? Grilled cheese with a jam side dip will not impress your guests but also amaze them with your creativity of combining sweet and savory flavors like a world-class chef. Fig, blood orange and strawberry are all fantastic companions for cheese.
As a glaze:
Glazing with jam? It may sound crazy but trust me to use jams which are not that sweet such as apple, black currant, etc. which are slightly acidic in flavor to glaze chicken and fish dishes. On the other hand jams such as that of gooseberry can be used to flavor root vegetables as it will impart a unique flavor to a savory dish. Grape jelly can be utilized alongside pork meatballs for a slightly sweet flavor.
Jam can be used in endless ways with desserts. Mix up some jam with whipped cream and nuts along with fruit pieces and sugar, toss in the fridge and you have fruit cream as a dessert. Got a cake but don’t get the idea of decoration? Grab the jam bottle, slice the cake in half and put layers of the jam in between for a lovely fruit flavor. Cover up simple cheesecake with jam, especially berry jam works best with beautiful colors. Fill up tarts and muffins with loads of jam for a crust outside and a sweet fruit surprise on the outside,
Cover up simple cheesecake with jam, especially berry jam works best with lovely colors. Fill up tarts and muffins with loads of jam for a crust outside and a sweet fruit surprise on the outside, especially preferred by the kids! Want to give a professional touch to your ice cream sundae? Talking about cakes and sundaes, last we recommended using mixers, and we got a query regarding the best one. Well, there are many you can choose from, and it all boils down to your need, but for bigger batches, the Kitchenaid Professional 600, clearly leads the way.
Take a variety of jam such as pineapple on the bottom, a scoop of ice-cream then strawberry jam and another scoop of ice-cream, on the top a combination of both jams with cut slices of pineapple and strawberry, simply irresistible!!
These were some ways in which you can use Jam, to brighten up boring thoughts. Let us know your thoughts below.
– Jammy Albert