Irga is a small berry with a mild, sweetish taste. To prepare it for the winter, many housewives cook compote. For a bright taste, you can add other fruits or citric acid. The order of preparation of ingredients does not differ depending on the selected recipe. Consider the best ways how to make compote irgi for the winter.
General cooking tips
Regardless of which recipe is preferred, there are several basic features of making a drink. Briefly list them:
- Due to its chemical composition, irga has a sweet, freshish taste. To give the drink a sour note, you should add other fruits, citric acid or vinegar.
- Before you begin the process of cooking, the berries should be sorted, carefully cleaned and washed.
- All jars and lids to be used must be sterilized.
- Spin compote irgi without prolonged boiling. In this case, the drink is concentrated, and before direct use it should be diluted with water.
- Recipes with sterilization prepare a little longer.
Some methods are designed for a jar of 1 liter, others - for 3 l. Next will be considered a few recipes. Ingredients are calculated based on the volume of 3 liters.
Citric Acid Drink Recipe
Consider the first recipe of the workpiece, which provides for sterilization. To make it you need to take the following ingredients:
- Purified shadberry - 500 g
- Sugar - 600 g
- Water - 2.5 liters.
- Citric acid - 8 g.
First you need to prepare the berries - sort them out and rinse. Then they are immediately laid out in clean containers.
The second stage of preparing the compote from shadberry is cooking sugar syrup. To do this, pour 2.5 liters of water into the pan and pour 600 g of granulated sugar, which should dissolve completely during the cooking process. When the syrup is ready, add the prepared volume of citric acid to it.
At the third stage, the prepared berries are poured with the resulting syrup. The next stage is sterilization. At this point, the hostess should have a large pan prepared, at the bottom of which a piece of cloth is placed. Future compote cover with lids and put in a container.
Next, pour the water into the pan, not reaching about 5 cm to the neck. Ready capacity is put on low fire. As soon as the water boils, you need to sterilize the jars for no more than 10 minutes.Important! For liter containers, sterilization time is 5 minutes, for half-liter containers - no more than three.
After this time, the banks roll up the lids and turn them upside down. The finished product is left to cool. Once opened, such a drink will not need to be diluted with water.
Sweet and sour currant compote
To add compote from irgi of the missing acid, some housewives brew it with the addition of black currant. Drink for this recipe will have a brighter taste. The cooking procedure is almost the same as described above.
Based on the 3-liter volume will need to prepare:
- black currant - 300 g;
- shadberry - 700 g;
- sugar - 350 g;
- water - 3 l;
- citric acid - 3 g
The first stages are the cleaning and washing of berries, sterilization of containers. Prepared fruits are immediately placed in jars, first black currant, then irgu.
Pour 3 liters of water into a saucepan, bring to a boil and prepare a syrup with the addition of citric acid and sugar. After the sugar has melted, boil the liquid for another two minutes.
Stacked fruits are poured with syrup, covered with lids and sent for sterilization. As mentioned in the previous recipe, the time for a 3-liter jar is from 7 to 10 minutes.
After boiling compote roll covers, turn over and leave to cool. The drink with the addition of black currant is considered one of the favorites of housewives. It has a pleasant sweet-sour taste. If desired, you can use red currants, in which case the amount of sugar should be increased by 50 g.
Recipe for citrus lovers
To make compote from irgi for the winter have a pleasant sourish note, you can add a few slices of lemon and orange. In this case, add citric acid is not required.
The following ingredients are taken for a drink:
- shadberry - 750 g;
- orange - 100 g;
- lemon - 100 g;
- water - 3 l;
- sugar - 350 g
First, prepare the fruit. Irga sorted out and washed. You should also rinse oranges and lemons. Then they are cut into thin slices. Bones removed. Sterilize containers.
In the clean cans are placed first berries, and then - fruit slices. The prepared volume of water is poured into a saucepan and boiled. After that, fill containers and wait 10 minutes. Then the water is poured into the pot again and sugar is poured. Syrup must be boiled and boiled until sugar is completely dissolved.
Hot sweet liquid is poured back to the berries and rolled up with a clean lid. To brightly felt citrus flavor, compote need to stand for two months.
Express compote from shadberry
If the housewife doesn’t have much time for home-made products, you can make a quick compote of shadberry for the winter. This will require the most affordable ingredients:
- Irga - 750 g
- Sugar - 300 g
- Water - 2.5 liters.
At the first stage, banks and lids are sterilized. Pick berries and wash them. Next, pour the fruit into the cleaned container for a drink.Important! If there were no weights on hand, it is recommended to fill the irga to one third of the jar volume.
Prepared berries pour boiling water, not reaching the neck about 3 cm. Water is left to infuse for about 15 minutes. The liquid that is not included in the bank is not required, it can be immediately drained.
After waiting 15 minutes, the water is again poured into the pan. Sugar sand is poured there - about 300 g. The berry itself is quite sweet. Therefore, to add a lot of sugar in the product is impractical. The syrup should be brought to a boil and cook until the sand is completely dissolved.
The finished liquid is poured into the jar. This recipe for compote from irgi for the winter does not provide for boiling. Banks can immediately roll up or tighten the screw caps. Then they turn over and leave to cool.
Recipe for concentrated compote
Concentrated compote of shadberry will be a solution to the problem in case of lack of containers for blanks. As you might guess from the name, before drinking such a drink you need to dilute with water.
The following ingredients are required to prepare the concentrate:
- ripe berries shadberry - 1 kg;
- water - 1 l;
- sugar - 300 g
As with any fruit compote, you first need to sort out and rinse the fruit, sterilize the jars and lids. Peeled berries are placed in prepared containers.
At the next stage, the syrup is brewed. Pour all the water into a saucepan and add sugar. Boil down to its complete dissolution. It is not necessary to bring the syrup to a strong thickening. Ready syrup to pour into containers with berries.
Banks with future compote cover with a lid and send for sterilization. Three-liter enough 10 minutes. Containers with compote remains to be rolled up and, covered with a blanket, leave to cool.
How to sterilize
Before preparing the compote of shadberry for the winter, it is necessary to sterilize the jars and lids necessary for its storage. There are several options for how this can be done.
In the microwave
Microwave sterilization is relevant for housewives who make blanks in small containers. First you need to thoroughly rinse them with soda, rinse and pour half a glass of cold water into them. In the microwave leave them at their highest power. For cans with a capacity of 1 l will be enough for 5 minutes, 3-liter sterilized 10 minutes.
On the water bath
Pour water into a large saucepan with cooking jars and boil it. Wait 3 to 10 minutes depending on the volume of cans.
A similar method should be used to sterilize caps. Pour water into the pan, put the lids back in so that they completely drown in the liquid, and leave to boil for 5 minutes.
Sterilization of containers with compote
If the recipe provides for sterilization, banks with compote put in a large pan, at the bottom of which is laid out a piece of cloth. Water is poured in such a way that there is about 3 cm to the necks. Then they put the entire container on a low fire and wait for boiling. After that, sterilized from 3 to 10 minutes depending on the volume. A half-liter can is enough for 3 minutes, while a 3-liter can take from 7 to 10.
How to use compote berries
In fact, the irga from the compote will also not be superfluous. You can use one of the following suggestions:
- Put on top of baking as decoration.
- Rub the flesh through a sieve and make a sweet mashed potatoes.
- Prepare the filling for sweet cakes or a layer for the cake.
Ready drink turns out saturated red color. It has an unusual taste and a pleasant, delicate aroma. Anyone who has an Irgi shrub on the site should try one of these recipes: