Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Strawberry Jam with a hint of Lemon.

Strawberry Jam
A girlfriend of mine gave me a very tasty jar of homemade Strawberry Jam, and ever since then I have been wanting to make my own. I looked up recipes and found a very simple one, and added a few ingredients of my own.

1kg fresh Strawberries, hulled
4 cups caster sugar 
4 Tbls lemon juice ( I probably used 8-10 Tbls + the rind of two lemons)
And I used 1 Vanilla pod.
 In a heavy based saucepan add the strawberries, mine were chopped into all kinds of sizes.
Add sugar, lemon juice, lemon rind and vanilla pod.
Bring to a rolling boil, stirring often.
I used the teaspoon of jam on a cold plate to see when it was set.
Transfer into hot sterile jars.
Then a new trick I learnt is to turn the jars upside down for at least 5mins then- invert and listen popping sound when cool.

 I loved the hint of lemon in the jam it made it not so sweet.

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  1. I want to give this a go!!! I have never heard to flip the jar!! What a great idea...I so love jam as my grandmother made it often...thanks for sharing this friend!!!

  2. That sounds delicious! I love the additions of lemon and vanilla, it sounds so different and interesting.

  3. I like the sound of adding lemon, as you say it tones down the sweetness.

  4. Yummy, glad you found a recipe you liked! Juliex

  5. Yumm, jam on a nice golden toast is one of my favourite things for breakfast :-)

  6. My all time best snack is hot buttered toast and strawberry jam. Looks delicious.
    Patricia x

  7. I haven't made jam in forever! Are people still sealing the bottles with melted wax before putting the tops on? I've got to look into this! I like store jam less and less, and I'm always wondering what they do to it!

  8. I haven't heard of flipping the jar beforeeither" Strawberry jam is my favourite especially if it is home made!
    Sarah x

  9. I love the taste of homemade much nicer than the storebought ones!

  10. Mmmmmm my mouth is watering! I adore strawberry jam, in fact anything strawberry. Thanks for sharing the jar tip. Haven't made jam in forever but might have to give it a go!

  11. It looks delicious! Good work :D

  12. I've never made jam, but strawberry in my fav! Good for you!

  13. Sounds good, those strawberries look delicious :)

  14. Oh my goodness that jam looks gorgeous!!
    I hope you have a great weekend!


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