Brown jam is a delicious way to enjoy this autumn fruit, not just on toast. Discover how to prepare it at home with our recipe
Just hearing the words "brown jam"Makes your mouth water, then imagine spreading this sweet cream on a slice of good toasted bread, with a cup of steaming tea, coffee or cappuccino on the side … It would be patented as remedy for all ills. And if we give you tricks and secrets to prepare it at home? Panacea always ready to use.
How to prepare brown jam
The first fundamental ingredient for the preparation of brown jam is the patience, but it will be worth it. Wash 1.5 kg of chestnuts and engrave them with a sharp knife. Put the chestnuts in a large saucepan and cover them with water. Bring to a boil and do cook for 35-40 minutes. Cool the boiled chestnuts in their water for about 10 minutes, drain and peel them carefully.
Pass the chestnuts with the vegetable mill – for a more rustic and dense result – or blend them to obtain a smoother and more homogeneous jam. Weigh the chestnut cream obtained and pour into a saucepan sugar for 1/3 of the weight of the chestnut cream e water for 1/3 of the weight of the sugar (for example: for 1 kg of cream of chestnuts put in the pot about 330 g of sugar and about 110 ml of water). Let it caramelize over low heat water and sugar and when the water has evaporated add the chestnut cream. You do cook your jam for 30 minutes and at this point it is poured into sterilized glass jars, proceeding as for any jam.
That is: how to make the brown jam even more irresistible. you can flavor it with a vanilla bean half open to long to add with chestnut cream in water and sugar syrup; a small glass of rum at the end of cooking it will make this jam a forbidden delight for minors; even chocolate lovers will find the right solution: some cocoa spoon at the end of cooking and chestnut jam will be an excellent competitor of the most well-known spreadable creams that you can buy ready-made.
How to use brown jam
In fact, chestnut jam reaches very high levels even on its own on toast. If you want to overdo it, try it with i mature cheeses – other than traditional honey and jams – or with the ricotta cheese. For a dolce express serve it in gods small glasses with whipped cream and hazelnuts.