Oct 21, 2015
There really is nothing like a good strawberry jam! Scones simply aren’t the same without a good dollop of this on top not to mention spread on thick toast or added to a serve of home made rice pudding… This is an easy strawberry jam recipe for those wishing to try jam making for the first time and takes no time at all if you have your sterilized jars ready to go. We tried it out in the Dine Kitchen for you and the results were great. Give it a go, you will love it! You will need:
- 4 or 5 punnets of strawberries
- ¼ Cup of Lemon Juice
- 4 Cups of white sugar
- Rinse and de-hull strawberries then crush them in a large bowl (in batches) with a fork until you have 4 cups of mashed up strawberries. Choose a large heavy based saucepan and mix together the strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice. Stir over low heat until the sugar is all dissolved.
- Increase heat to high, and bring the mixture to a full boil. Keep boiling and stir often, until the mixture reaches 220 degrees F (105 degrees C). Be sure to keep stirring and don’t let it catch or stick to the bottom. This should reach the temperature fairly quickly so this process doesn’t take forever.
- Transfer to hot sterile glass jars, leaving a centimetre or two headspace at the top, and seal. Refrigerate when cool and share with family and friends.