Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Homemade Strawberry Jam

Preparation of strawberry jam at @home is very easy. Using only 4 ingredients you can prepare a fresh and healthy jam. All you need here is time and patience. Worth trying at home. Its very easy,tasty and delicious. Always good to have a food which doesn't contain food color and preservatives. Give it a try and get back to me with your comments.




Ingredients:

2 cups fresh strawberries, finely chopped
1 cup sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp unsalted butter

How To Prepare?

  • Wash and chop the strawberries into tiny cubes.
  • Mix strawberries and sugar in a large mixing bowl well . Cover with  a plate and place in the fridge  overnight.
                                       
                                           
  • Next day , heat thick bottomed kadai/pan. Pour strawberries , their juices and any residual sugary thick syrup everything into a hot pan/kadai.
  • Keep the flame in medium and keep stirring so that all the sugar melts.Bring the mixture to a boil.Now add lemon juice and mix it well.
  • Reduce the flame and let it boil till it reaches setting point.
  • How to check setting point?
           method 1: Place a drop of the jam on the cold plate. After few seconds push the jam with your  finger. If the jam surface wrinkles then it has reached a setting point. if it slides as water then it has to be boiled for few more minutes until it reaches a setting point.
           method 2 : touch the jam with your forefinger .Now touch your thumb and forefinger together and pull apart gently. If a string forms and quickly breaks then you have reached setting point. 
  • Switch off the flame. Add butter to the jam and mix well.
                                    
                                       
  • Now keep the jam in kadai/pan for 5-10 mins. After it cools down store it in a clean glass container.