The choice of drinks presented on the shelvesmodern shops, striking variety. Here you and endless number of types of sweet soda, a lot of juices, fruit drinks and stuff. However, doctors do not stop talking about the fact that frequent use of such products can negatively affect human health. Dyes, emulsifiers, flavors - these are the substances that manufacturers add to their products. Thanks to them, the drinks have a bright colorful color, they smell good and taste good. But their accumulation in the body leads to a violation of digestion, often there are problems with the gastrointestinal tract. In addition, orthophosphoric acid contained in soda spoils tooth enamel, and regular use of the popular Coca-Cola throughout the world, according to experts, contributes to the development of diabetes. After all of the above, the question "to drink or not to drink?" Disappears by itself. Then than quench your thirst in the hot summer season? To help the housewives come a recipe for a sweet fruit compote or jelly.
Liquid kissel "Cherry"
It is quite easy to boil a jelly, howevermake sure of this you can only by mastering at least one recipe. Variants of preparation of a drink weight. In summer it is made from fresh fruits, and in winter - from dried or frozen. To the syrup came out not only delicious, but also had a bright color, it injected citric acid, which helps to preserve the color. Starch is added depending on the desired consistency of the future drink. So one or two tablespoons will help cook a semi-liquid jelly, and six or eight - very thick, like a souffle. Let's try right now to master the preparation of jelly from compote. The recipe includes frozen cherries, but try to get fresh ones if possible. So it will be both tastier and more useful. Ingredients:
- 2500 milliliters of cold water
- half a kilo of frozen cherries
- three tablespoons (referring to dining rooms) of potato starch
- granulated sugar - 200 grams
Cooking method: The first acquaintance with kissel in the majority occurs in early childhood. It is quite nutritious and high-calorie, so it is often given to kids in kindergartens. Introduce a drink in the diet of crumbs doctors recommend from one year. Thus the daily norm should not exceed 100-150 milliliters. It is recommended to use it on an empty stomach or on an afternoon snack. To ensure that the child does not have problems with the digestive system, kissel is given no more than twice a week. If you decide to please your loved ones with a delicious, sweet drink, try this recipe. You should start with the preparation of cherry compote. Brewing it is quite simple and, which can not but rejoice, quickly. So, rinse the berries well under the tap, put them in a saucepan and fill with ice water. Now put the dishes on a slow fire and wait for the liquid to boil. After about half an hour, add sugar and carefully mix the syrup so that the ingredient completely melts. 200 milliliters of the compote obtained, pour into a glass and refrigerate. Here, pour the thickener and stir until dissolved. Make sure that all the lumps disappear. Ready starch syrup with a quick movement enter into a future kissel. Cook it should be on very low heat with regular stirring. Keep in mind that you can not bring the drink to a boil in any case, because you are preparing liquid syrup. When it is sufficiently cool, pour it into cups and serve it on the table. To prevent the formation of a film on the surface of the jelly, sprinkle it with sugar. Each recipe has its own characteristics. For example, a thick beverage from dried fruits - dried apricots or prunes - you need to cook with the addition of large amounts of starch. In this case, it will need about 25-30 grams per liter of cold water. And for a semi-liquid state, take two tablespoons of thickener. Kissel can be served in cups, kremankah, vazochkah or on a flat plate. In the latter case, pour the cooled beverage into a deep dish and send it to the refrigerator until it freezes. Then cover with a plate and turn over. Decorate the jelly at your discretion: cut into thin slices of fruit, "rosettes" of peel or cream. Bon Appetit!
Kissel from sweet apples
To cook a kissel is easy - it is proved onpractice. There are two ways. The first for the lazy: buy a special friable product in the store, pour it with boiling water and bring to a boil over low heat. However, we propose to prepare a natural drink without preservatives, colorants, stabilizers and emulsifiers. The recipe is as simple as twice two. Want to see for yourself? Ingredients:
- half a kilogram of sweet apples
- 3/4 cup of sugar
- ten grams of starch
- 650 milliliters of water
- citric acid - if desired
Cooking method: If you decide to make a recipe in life, go to the store, choose sweet juicy apples. To give the drink a slightly sour taste, you can add a little citric acid, previously diluted in water, or freshly squeezed juice. As for starch, it is better to boil the potato from the potato. Corn thickener is often used to make soufflé, sauces or biscuits. It makes the dough more tender, soft and less dry. To begin with, the washed apples are cut into small slices, do not forget to remove the core and seeds. After transfer them into a deep saucepan and cover with water. Cooking fruit should only be on a weak flame, not bringing it to a boil. When they soften, remove them and wipe through a fine sieve. The resulting mashed potatoes with compote, pour sugar into it and put it on the stove again. Meanwhile, dilute a small amount of syrup (take about half a glass) of potato starch and mix well to completely dissolve. When the apple drink begins to boil, pour into it a thickener and continue to cook the jelly for about eight minutes. Constantly work with a spoon to avoid the formation of lumps. Chilled drink is served in glasses, as a decoration you can use fresh mint leaves.
Kissel from raspberry compote
As already mentioned, the jelly is cooked from fruit,berries and compotes. Right now, we suggest that we consider the latter option in more detail. To prepare a drink, you first need to master the recipe for raspberry compote. Hot syrup is poured into sterilized jars and stored for a long time. It can be drunk all year round - the drink is especially useful in the autumn-winter period, when it is problematic to get fresh berries. Ingredients: For compote:
- 600 grams of raspberries
- sugar - 500 grams
- liter of currant juice
- 15 grams of starch
- 300 grams of any berries
- two glasses of water
- compote - to taste
Cooking method: The first thing you need to cook is compote. To do this, rinse raspberries well, and when it drains, spread it over the sterilized jars. Now you need to prepare a concentrated sweet syrup. Proceed as follows: send a slow fire dishes with currant juice, when it is warmed, enter the sugar and hold on the stove for about five minutes, stirring occasionally. Slightly cool the liquid, pour it over the jars that cover the covers. The drink is pasteurized at 80 degrees (liters - fifteen minutes, and half-liter - seven). Raspberry-currant compote is stored in a cool room: in a pantry, on the balcony, in the garage or in the basement. It can be used as usual or boiled jelly. We suggest to consider here such a recipe. Well washed berries fill with water and put on fire. The liquid should not quickly boil, so turn the cooking zone to minimum. When the product softens, crush it with a sieve, and the resulting thick juice send back to the pan, and discard the excess pulp. Here, pour out the sugar, then enter the starch, diluted in 0.5 cup of currant juice. Cook the jelly with regular stirring until thick, at the very end, add compote. Drink can be served with fresh berries.
Kissel "Cranberry" from frozen berries
This drink is not only delicious, but also useful. The cooking procedure is not much different from previous recipes. If you use frozen cranberries, we recommend getting it out of the refrigerator in advance - at least fifteen minutes. She should thaw a little. To kissel came out even more appetizing, try to mix several kinds of berries: currants, raspberries, sea buckthorn. Ingredients:
- 180 grams of sugar
- a glass of frozen cranberries
- 0.5 teaspoon citric acid
- slightly more liters of water
- any berries - if desired
- four teaspoons of starch
Cooking method: First squeeze out the juice from the cranberry. This is easy to do with a special kitchen appliance, and if there is none, wipe the berries through a sieve. Take the nectar in a non-oxidizing bowl and put it in the refrigerator. Fill the remaining pulp with warm water and cook for five minutes. After filter and one part cool. In a hot drink, enter the sugar and, stirring, bring it to a boil. In a cold serving of cranberry syrup, dissolve the starch, then pour it into a future kissel. To boil it is not necessary: as soon as it thickens and begins to boil, add the squeezed juice that was standing in the refrigerator, stir well and remove the beverage to cool. If you decide to make a fruit mix, then the currant, raspberries or other berries selected by you crush together the cranberries and strain the juice. The procedure is described at the very beginning of the recipe. A balanced diet and the right foods are a guarantee of health and longevity. Therefore, refuse harmful soda, shop juices, Sprites and Coca-Cola. Why poison your body, if you can cook a delicious fruit compote or, for example, kissel from berries. Choose a recipe and cook for your own pleasure. We advise you to read: