Saturday, 1 March 2014

Strawberry Jam

Making jams home is fun. It's easy ,natural and free of preservatives.I really love making jams, every year I make batches of strawberry,pineapple ,blueberry & mix fruit jam .This is simple easy recipe which can be done in less than 20 minutes.
Normally I just cook the fruit ,sugar together but this time I cut the strawberries & added sugar & kept it overnight in the fridge Next morning I just placed them in  pan & let it cooked .It took me about 15 min to make this yummy jam .
The best thing of doing this step was the sugar had already dissolved & were mixed beautifully with the juices from the strawberries .This made the cooking process fast & there was hardly any scum over it. I will be using this same method henceforth.


Ingredients:
Strawberry 250 gms.
Sugar  150-200gms.
1 tsp lime juice.
1 stick Cinnamon stick (optional).
Method:
Wash the strawberries well and cut into half/quarter pieces.

In a plastic/glass/steel bowl mix the chopped  strawberries with sugar .

Cover the bowl &Leave the strawberries in the fridge overnight  or atleast 6-8 hours.

Next morning place the strawberries & sugar mixture in a non stick pan.

Add lime juice and Cinnamon stickand allow the mixture to boil over medium heat.

If you don't like chunks mash the strawberries while stirring.

To check if the jam is ready place a small drop on a chilled saucer,if its still runny jam is not yet ready cook it for 5 min.
If it wrinkles its ready .

Remove the scum if any .

Pour the mixture in clean sterilized bottles while the jam is still hot.

Allow it to cool on room temperature then store it in the fridge.
 Note:
I have not used any water for making this jam as the strawberries were cut & mixed with sugar & kept in the fridge overnight .There was lot of juice formed because of the sugar hence there was no need of adding sugar .
If you still feel the need of adding water while boiling only then add 1/4 cup water & boil it with the strawberries .
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16 comments:

  1. Delicious and Lip smacking jam..very colorful dear :)

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  2. wow ..the jam looks lovely...will try this method ....loved the pic..

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  3. I have been looking for a strawberry jam recipe. Bookmarked this, looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing.

    Ongoing event - Taste of Tropics

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  4. wow lovely texture the jam has .. yummy

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  5. Wow! lovely jam. Love strawberry and this jam looks yumm..

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  6. Ohhh muy delicioso me encanta esta mermelada se ve perfecta,abrazos

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  7. mouthwatering jam........looks so tasty!!

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  8. Lovely, beautiful and yummy jam......!

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  9. Home made is always the best and like you've said, free of preservatives. The jam gets triple yum for its sugary fruity flavors.

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  10. I too happened to make this jam recently and adding cinnamon is a nice touch.

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  11. Oh what lovely jam. Gloria. I can't wait for strawberry season to arrive! Thank you so much for sharing...

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  12. I love making homemade jam and nowadays - I usually make a single jar like this. Love your process of letting the sugar coated fruit sit overnight. I've done that with a couple of fruits, but never strawberries.
    definitely will be trying your process soon!

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  13. love the beautiful colour Gloria. well made..

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  14. Hi Gloria, love your strawberry jam, look so good. Beautiful color too. Home made is still the best.

    Best regards.

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  15. beautiful color ...perfectly made...

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