Makes: 4-6 servings
Preparation Time: 1 hour
- 500G OF FRESH BLACK MULBERRIES
- 2 TEACUPS OF SUGAR
- 2 TEACUPS OF WATER
Cook all ingredients over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Lower the heat and cook until obtaining the consistency of a jam, stirring occasionally. If you want it to be more rustic, leave the mulberries whole. If you’d rather have it smoother, crush the mulberries while cooking them.
Chimias are different from jams because they have no sauce, but the pulp and, frequently, the peel of the fruit, and because usually they take longer to prepare. The term is an adaptation of the German word “schmier”, meaning “something pasty”. It’s typical of Rio Grande do Sul’s cuisine.