Monday, June 2, 2008

Strawberry Jam

Almost Summer ... !! yihaaaaaa.. , since I came from a tropical country.. I love summer most than winter time ^__^ , and another reason is easy to find fruits-street vendor .. ayayayay, always feel good walking between fresh fruits basket. A couple days ago, I went to Fresh Market and bought so many kinds of fruits .

I started to made fruits jam, off course I love to make my own jam than I buy from grocery store. Easy, Cheap and without using pectin, is mean more healty! This time I made Strawberry Jam, The jam is so soft, spreadable and delicious.

1 Kg (1.000 grams) fresh strawberries, hulled
800 g white sugar
60 ml lemon juice

In a wide bowl, crush strawberries in batches until you have 4 cups of mashed berry or if you like you can just cut 4 every strawberry.

In a heavy bottomed saucepan, mix together the strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice. Stir over low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Increase heat to high, and bring the mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil, stirring often, until the mixture reaches 220 degrees F.

Transfer to hot sterile jars, leaving 1/4 to 1/2 inch headspace, and seal. Process any unsealed jars in a water bath. If the jam is going to be eaten right away, don't bother with processing, and just refrigerate.

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