Sunday, 18 January 2015

Strawberry Jam

Carole's Chatter: Strawberry Jam


I have posted about making jam before – Plum Plus, Frozen Apricot, Lower Sugar Apricot, Making Jam, Jam Funnel – so I won't go into any detail about jam making techniques in this post.

I bought 4 punnets of strawberries to make this jam.  I cut them up into quarters (they were big ones) and added the sugar.  I also added a little vanilla, plum brandy (bought in Sarlat on our trip to France) and lemon juice when they were boiling.  The only thing you have to do differently with strawberry jam is to let it sit in the pot off the heat for about 20 minutes before putting it in jars.  If you don't all the strawberry pieces will float to the top rather than being evenly distributed.

Carole's Chatter: Strawberry Jam


As you can see the photo is not particularly jazzed up, and I didn't do labels or pretty covers for the jars – I guess you could call this 'keeping it real'.  The jam was delicious – although a teeny bit on the runny side which I don't mind.

4 comments:

  1. Yum! I really must try this. I love strawberry jam and this sounds easy enough that maybe even I could do it!

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  2. looks so yummy!!


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  3. Yum. I love strawberry jam!

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  4. Cool trick about letting the strawberries sit a bit. I didn't know that.

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