Strawberry Jam Recipe

By Kathryn Slade Jam Jars

Last week we went Strawberry picking at our local pick your own centre, Brooksgrove Farm in Haverfordwest.

I had a brilliant time searching for the perfect strawberries and picked so many good ones that I had enough left over after strawberries and cream to make some delicious jam. It was the first time that I had made jam and I really enjoyed it.

Strawberry Picking
Here is the simple recipe that I followed so that you can try it for yourself! 

You will need:

1kg of fresh strawberries

1kg of jam sugar

1 large lemon

Method:

1. Put a plate in the freezer, you will need this later to test the setting point.

2. Sterilise your jars by washing them thoroughly and leaving them to dry before placing them into a warm oven.

3. Wash, hull and dry the strawberries.

4. Then cut the strawberries into quarters and juice a fresh lemon.

5. Put the strawberries into a large pan and heat for a few minutes to soften the fruit.

6. Turn the heat down to low and add the sugar.

7. Continue to stir until all the sugar has dissolved.

8. Once the sugar has dissolved boil steadily for around 10 minutes.

9. Take the plate from the freezer and spoon a little of the jam onto it. Then push the jam with your finger. If the jam separates without flooding back then you have reached the setting point. If not return to the boil until this is achieved.

10. Set the jam aside to cool for 10 minutes to cool and then ladle it into sterilised jars and secure the lids tightly and label them!

Sliced Strawberries 

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