Thursday, 1 August 2013

Strawberry Jam

So a few days ago I said i'd post the recipe for strawberry jam that I used for the fruit we picked locally!
It's a really delicious jam and quite easy to make!
Recipe from BBC GOOD FOOD:
1kg /2lb 3oz strawberries
1kg/2lb 3oz granulated sugar or caster sugar
½ lemon, juice only

Place the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a heavy bottomed pan. I used the Cruset which worked really well! Simmer gently until all the sugar has dissolved, and then bring the jam to the boil testing every ten minutes or so to see if its set. Heres a tip: Place a saucer in the freezer an hour before you make the jam. Then when you think the jam is set place a teaspoon of the jam onto the cold saucer. Push the jam on the saucer with your finger. If the jam wrinkles you know it has set and is ready to put into jars. If not keep boiling and checking every 8 minutes or so. 
Once your jam is set, ladle it into sterilised jars and it should keep for up to a year!
(It will be too yummy to want to keep it for a year though!!)
We had ours smothered on toast for breakfast this week!
 With a trusty mug of builders tea of course!

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