Strawberry Jam

With the warmer weather brings an abundance of strawberries to make your own jam.

(makes 1.5 ltrs)

Ingredients:

2 kg strawberries

1.8 kg white or caster sugar

Method:

  1. Top the strawberries then wash well.
  2. Place a small plate or saucer in the freezer. (I’ll explain soon)
  3. Into a large pot add strawberries and sugar.
  4. Bring to the boil stirring until frothy.
  5. Scrap down the sides of the pan making sure all the sugar has been dissolved.
  6. Boil, stirring constantly for approx. 10 minutes.
  7. Take the small plate out of the freezer and spoon a drop of the jam onto the plate.
  8. If the jam sets immediately (this is called setting point) take off the stove.
  9. If the jam runs on the plate, continue to boil and retry the test in 5 minute intervals.
  10. Sometimes it is good to have 2 plates in the freezer in this instance.
  11. !!Once the jam drop has set on the plate, remove from heat and bottle immediately. Cover whilst still hot.
  12. After 1 hour the bottles will have cooled slightly, tighten the lids.