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Super Easy Strawberry Jam

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There really is nothing like a good strawberry jam and there has never been a better time to buy strawberries and support our farmers. Let’s face it, scones simply aren’t the same without a good dollop of jam 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:

  • Ikg of strawberries
  • ¼ Cup of fresh lemon Juice
  • 4 Cups of castor sugar

How to:

  1. Rinse and de-hull strawberries then crush them in a large bowl (in batches) with a fork or potato masher works well too. 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.
  2. Increase heat to high, and bring the mixture to a full boil. Keep boiling and stir often, until the mixture reaches (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.
  3. 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.
Kristen O’Brien
DINE DARLING DOWNS

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