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.
Strawberry 250 gms.
1 tsp lime juice.
1 stick Cinnamon stick (optional).
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.
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 .