How to prepare a delicious blackberry jam
Summer is time of blackberries in Tuscany. Forests and undergrowth are plenty of these delicious berries to gather and taste. If you wish to enjoy their flavour also during the cold wintertime, prepare a home-made blackberry jam with is a fantastic idea.
Blackberries are good to taste fresh with sugar and lemon or in a fruit salad. But probably the best thing to do is prepare the jam following traditional recipes. I learned this “easy to make” recipe from my mum. When I was child, my family owned a house in the middle of a chestnut wood in the countryside of Sassetta, a really small village on the Etruscan Coast. I remember that we used to go all together, on Sunday afternoon, across the forest to gather berries. And then with the harvest I helped my mother and grandma to cook the jam.
There are many ways to use blackberry jam
The homemade blackberry jam is healthy and yummy. Our body, to be in health, needs a daily dose of fiber and blackberries are perfect because they contain dietary fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K. The jam is perfect as an energetic breakfast on toasted bread with butter or as Merenda snack with low fat yogurt. And do not forget that you can use it to prepare exquisite fruit tarts or other pastries.
My suggestion, and the way I love the most, is to savour the blackberry jam with homemade Tuscan bread and ricotta cheese. So delicious, I could not stop to eat it.