Homemade Strawberry Jam

Here is an easy and simple recipe of homemade strawberry jam without any preservatives.This is a syrupy jam with strawberry chunks.

  1. Layer the strawberries and the sugar in a large bowl, finishing with a layer of sugar. Cover the bowl and leave it for a day. Meanwhile, put couple of saucers in the freezer to chill.
  2. The next day, the juices will have been drawn out from the strawberries,leaving you with a bowl of berries in a sugary pink syrup. If this hasn’t happened, stir the berries well and  leave it for a few more hours.
  3. Then transfer the strawberry mixture into a preserving pan and warm it to dissolve the remaining sugar.Once it is dissolved, boil it by stirring frequently until bubbling.
  4. Then Pour some lemon juice into this, return to the boil, then boil hard for 10 mins,by stirring it occasionally. If the surface of the jam starts to look a little scummy, add some butter. Remove from heat, then drop a little jam onto a chilled saucer. Let it cool a little, then push your finger through the jam. If the jam parts, leaving wrinkled ripples, it is ready. Then allow the jam to cool for another 30 mins, then transfer into sterilized jars. Keeps for 1 year – store in the fridge once you open the jars.

Image courtesy:Cherrie

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