16 October 2014

Making Jam

It is something I had wanted to do for a while now but have always felt intimidated by the whole process. That all changed when I bought 4 1/2 kilos of strawberries for five dollars at the markets. I have no idea what I was thinking, but they were too good of a bargain to pass up.
I found an easy jam recipe on-line and set to work and it turns out it wasn't as hard or as scary as I thought it would be.
Hulling the strawberries was time consuming and the hardest part of the whole process.
When I tasted the jam at this point it was way too sweet, so I added more lemon juice to the mix and I am glad I did as it turned out to have just the right amount of sweetness and tartness that I like.
I didn't use any pectin so the jam is not as thick as commercial jams, but it taste so much better.
Now I know how easy it is I can definitely see more jam making in my future.

1 comment:

  1. I love strawberry jam. I am a bit sneaky and use a packet of jam setter to add a bit of thickness to it though it is always still runny. I love preserving but its always the prep work that takes so much time. I am dreading my rosella harvest next year but I will be loving eating the jam.