Test Kitchen recipes: jams, jellies and more

California Cook: Making jam in small batches (with big pleasure)

August 5, 2010

California Cook: Making jam in small batches (with big pleasure)

And so now I'm reading that jam-making has become a favored pastime of the culinary adventurers. That's great — there are few things that make breakfast sweeter than spooning homemade preserves onto a piece of toast. But I can't help wondering how long this boom will last once we get into the really thick heat of summer. Standing and stirring a big pot of boiling fruit will take the starch out of even the most enthusiastic cook.

Recipe: Plum ketchup

August 5, 2010

Recipe: Plum ketchup

 

Recipe: Zucchini relish

August 5, 2010

Recipe: Zucchini relish

 

Recipe: Tomato marmalade

August 5, 2010

Recipe: Tomato marmalade

Tomato marmalade

Recipe: Perfumed nectarine jam

August 5, 2010

Recipe: Perfumed nectarine jam

 

Recipe: Nectarine jam

June 18, 2003

Recipe: Nectarine jam

Total time: 20 minutes

September 24, 2003

Recipe: Fig jam crescents

Total time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

July 18, 2007

COOKSTUFF

Les Comtes de Provence's organic clementine preserves

Tangerine dream

Recipe: Quick cherry preserves

Total time: 35 minutes

September 19, 1996

IN THE KITCHEN

In a Jam--at Last

One of the real pleasures of going on vacation is the ability to pretend--if only for a little while and if only in small ways--that you are rich. So, during a recent week in San Francisco, staying with a friend on blustery Potrero Hill, I made it a point to stop each day for breakfast at Zuni Cafe.

Recipe: Crisp duck breast with rhubarb-ginger confit

4:14 PM EDT, May 9, 2013

Recipe: Crisp duck breast with rhubarb-ginger confit

Total time: 50 minutes, plus macerating time

October 3, 2007

CULINARY SOS

Brandade with tomato confit

At Canelé in Atwater Village, this brandade -- a luscious, creamy mixture of potatoes and salt cod -- is perfect for sharing, served in a pretty terra-cotta cazuela. The brandade requires some advance preparation, but the payoff is a terrific, rustic dish that makes a great appetizer for dinner parties.

January 31, 2007

Recipe: Salad of yellowfin tuna confit with cannellini beans

Total time: About 1 hour

Recipe: Spiced whole kumquats

July 23, 2008

Recipe: Spiced whole kumquats

Total time: 2 hours, 10 minutes plus standing time

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