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January 11, 2012

How To Make 2 Jars of Strawberry Jam
(the jars are the Bonne Maman size or the Meredith Goats cheese size!)

1kg of strawberries, sliced up (no yick bits or green bits allowed!)
1 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of lemon juice
2 clean jars with lids

Put all these things in a big, wide heavy based pan.
Put the jars and lids on a tray in a medium oven to sterilize.
Heat up your pan of berries, lemon and sugar over a medium flame.
Stir for 8 to ten minutes, being very careful that it doesn’t burn, or burn YOU!
Test whether the jam is set by putting a little spoonful on a cold plate.
Let it cool for a few minutes and then tip the plate on an angle.
The jam should not be runny. It should move slowly and OOZE.
Then it is set!
Using oven gloves, take the jars out of the oven (and the lids too!)
Spoon the boiling jam into the hot jars CAREFULLY! (You can sterilize the spoon if you want, but I was too lazy to do that!)
Put the lids on (again, don’t burn yourself!)
Let the jam cool.  It will set even more as it cools down.

Make some tea.
Make some toast or crumpets or scones.
Eat your jam up!

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  • helen @ forty percent fringe: sixty percent face January 14, 2012 at 1:04 AM

    Yummy! I made jam in my breadmaker and used it to fill homemade doughnuts, mmm! Thansk for the recipe, have linked to it from my blog post today 🙂 Hx

  • needlekrafter January 13, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    delicious… hope to try it out. thanks for sharing the recipe. 🙂

  • knitxcore. January 12, 2012 at 7:04 AM

    mmmmmmmmmm!!!!! it looks so good!

  • Handmade by Emily January 11, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    Yum Yum Yum! Homemade always tastes that bit more delicious too.

    Emily x

  • thejadeleaf January 11, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    Picking strawberries this weekend at a local farm… I will be coming back to revisit this post! Jade x

  • Pip January 11, 2012 at 8:42 PM

    Helen! Great point! Mine didn't have seals, so I was okay, but GREAT point for jars with seals! xx

  • Helen January 11, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    I wouldn't recommend putting your lids in the oven as you are quite likely to burn the seal in them. Put them in some boiling water and then a quick 60 seconds in the oven to dry them is fine but don't leave them in too long. If you burn the seal it is a messy lid and you have to throw the lids.

  • beebeeoko January 11, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    :-O I never realised how easy jam making is! Thanks for this, Pip! 🙂

  • Pip January 11, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    I am SO glad you noticed the Bean-Bonus!!! xx

  • Annie January 11, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    I know what I am doing this weekend!!! 🙂 Thanks for the recipe and the bonus Pilot Bean photo! *pats computer screen*

  • Maryanne January 11, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    I love making my own jam, it is so easy, tastes fantastic and makes great gifts, win, win, win!

    ps. I put vanilla bean in my strawberry jam, its delish!