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Strawberry Jam

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By Amy


Strawberry Jam

To Cook ...... Microwave method
makes 1 1/2 jars

ingredients

500g strawberries ,washed,hulled.chopped
1 1/2 cups white suger
1 large lemon ,juiced

Method
Place strawberries into a 3-litre capacity heatproof microwave bowl ,add sugar and 1/3 cup lemon juice .Microwave ,uncovered ,for 4 minutes on HIGH (100%) power , Stir
Microwave for a further 15 minutes on HIGH ( 100%) ( jam should still be runny ) or until jam reaches setting point ( see hint ) .
Spoon hot jam into hot sterilised jars . Seal.
Notes
Hint : to check if jam has reached setting point ,place 1 teaspoon of jam onto a chilled saucer. Place into freezer for 5 minutes ,run your finger through jam, If the surface wrinkles and jam stays in 2 separate portions , it's ready to bottle ,if not cook for a little longer and retest ...

My tips .. I put a few gooseberries chopped in with the strawberries to help with the setting , also I found I had to cook for an extra 8 mins .. it probably depends on the ripeness of the Strawberries ...

Good Luck !



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Just add sunshine, scones and clotted cream . . mmmmm ;-)

5 Jul, 2012

 

Or if it's cold and rainy (surely not!) . . hot rice pudding :-))

5 Jul, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Yes to either of those Muddy .. I love rice pudding with Jam on it :o)

5 Jul, 2012

 

Love your labels & covers Amy :o)

5 Jul, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Annella ,they do look cute don't they :o)

5 Jul, 2012

 

Hi Amy. That looks so pretty ...
... and I bet it tastes good too ! :o)

5 Jul, 2012

 

Don't cringe...I like jam on cold boiled new potatoes!

5 Jul, 2012

 

Whaaaa??? ;-))

5 Jul, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Delicious TT ... Pp how on earth did you ever get to try it like that ! what happened did you drop the jam on the potato or the potato on the jam the first time you tried it ? I use to like new left over potatoes sliced in a sandwich with pepper and salt ...

5 Jul, 2012

 

I once was a Student Amy.... I hit on this gem in the "bleary eyed 'oh go on then' days" Best with loose set raspberry jam. load the spud like it was a scone, don't drizzle all over.

Gonna try your sandwich !

5 Jul, 2012

 

What a lovely looking pot of jam, looks to nice to open lol

5 Jul, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Sounds like something my son might have tried in his penniless student days Pp If you liked that you will like my Potato Sandwich :o) Thanks Carole the Black Currants are ripening they will be next ..

5 Jul, 2012

 

Well done, bet it will be delicious.

5 Jul, 2012

 

Ooh yum! You have been busy Amy in-between chasing the squirrels...:))

6 Jul, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Angela / to busy at the moment Janey but you have to do it or they will go off , I would hate to waste them !

6 Jul, 2012

 

The jar looks to nice to undo and use, not made jam since i was at school (many moons ago) :)))

6 Jul, 2012

 

yummy Amy have you posted the recipe??

6 Jul, 2012

amy
Amy
 

No San ! it was a quick Micro wave one I picked off the computer ,did you want it ?

6 Jul, 2012

 

How nice you're getting enough to make Jam...

I wouldn't mind the Microb recipe too, never tried doing it like that before...

12 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks so much Amy, I have it now...it's funny I'm picking that amount anyway for Desert, so ideal for the Micro version...

Just a tip, I always keep "Jam Sugar" here when making Jams/Jellies just in case, comes in indiviual packets...always handy to have...as a top up for setting....

19 Jul, 2012

amy
Amy
 

That's interesting Sue ,I wonder if they sell it here ,I will be looking in the supermarket when I go , Strawberry is often a difficult jam to set .. thanks for that :o) I hope yours turns out well let me know ! ☺

19 Jul, 2012

 

I will for sure, I have a lot more coming to ripen now, didn't realise I could make a small amount, like that...

I'm sure you should be able to get Jam sugar, I'll look on google and see if I can find the name for you in the UK...

19 Jul, 2012

 

Amy, try looking for Silver Spoon, Jam Sugar, there are probably other makes, but this one is a good old well known one....

19 Jul, 2012

amy
Amy
 

LOL I'm sorry Sue I can't help laughing ,I hadn't thought of that , my OH use to work for British Sugar ( Silver Spoon ) as an Agronomist ... I was still thinking of the days when you bought a bottle of pectin ,, I wonder if they still sell that ?

19 Jul, 2012

 

Ha Ha...lol...oh well you know it's ok then....This will be your Pectin, you don't make your jam with it, just add for the extra pectin required...

20 Jul, 2012



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