Ingredients and proportions:
- 1 kg of oranges
- 2 kg of sugar
- 2 spoonfuls of cognac
- 2 spoonfuls of sugar
- vanilla sugar
Difficulty: medium Preparation time: 30 minutes – Cooking time: 3 hours and 30 minutes
The traditional bitter orange jam acquires a special flavor in this recipe, thanks to the cognac. Wash the oranges, drain them and prick them with a needle; then let them soak in a bowl with cold water for 3 days; change the water often. After this time, peel them and cut the yellow part of the peel into strips. Remove the skin from the orange segments, then the seeds and pour the pulp and juice into a saucepan. Add the zest and cook for 3 hours, stirring constantly;
Then add the caster sugar and cook until the jam is dense. Remove the saucepan from the heat, add two spoonfuls of vanilla sugar and two spoonfuls of cognac, mix thoroughly and pour the still hot jam into the jars; close and sterilize for about 15 minutes.
A number of fruits are grouped under the name of citrus. Oranges, lemons and grapefruits are the most well known and are widespread throughout Europe, although they come from warm and sunny regions. Citrus fruits are excellent foods and can be consumed in various forms: they taste good and are very suitable for health, natural, squeezed or in culinary preparations, mostly sweet but also salty.