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. Its 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. Cover a plate and place it in the fridge overnight.


                                                                       
  • Next day, heat thick bottomed kadai/pan. Pour strawberries, their juices and any residual sugary thick syrup found at the bottom of the vessel 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.
Thanks so much for going through my recipe.Kindly get back to me with your comments. .Please do share it with your friends and family if you like the recipe :-)