Get the best British strawberries to make this jam for an unforgettable flavour! These beautiful strawberries, with their succulent juices and the beautiful red colour, will give a gorgeous ruby shade to your jam and it will taste something you have never tasted before!
I used normal refined white sugar in this recipe, which is bit more wallet-friendly than jam sugar used in my previous post of strawberry jam. With jam sugar, you get a more jelly-like consistency, whereas, this recipe with white sugar, gives a softer, spreadable and more liquid like results.
I personally like this jam as it has a very homemade touch to it. Lemon juice, acts as pectin, in addition to generously enhancing the taste. The combination of these three ingredients is just heavenly and tastes very British too!
The most important advice about making this jam is that you should never exceed the cooking time even by a minute, which could potentially spoil everything right in front of your eyes. Therefore, strictly stick to 20 minutes for the whole process of cooking.
You simply need the following 3 ingredients and a thick bottom wide pan :
|Juicy good quality strawberries washed and dried ( stem removed)||850|
|White granulated sugar||740|
|Lemon juice||1/2 lemon|
Summarised timings for your convenience:
- 5 min – low flame – to dissolve sugar
- 15 min – high flame – to boil the syrup
- 1 min – to settle
Now, let’s make it,
- Cut the strawberries into small pieces, leaving little baby straws or bigger pieces here and there. Finding a little whole strawberry, while spreading the jam on your toast, all unexpectedly is a real joy!
- Now drop sugar, lemon juice and strawberries in to a wide, heavy bottom pan.
- Heat the pan under low flame for 5 mins allowing the sugar to dissolve.
- Give a good stir and increase the flame to high.
- Rapidly boil the syrup for exactly 15 mins while stirring now and again.
- Remove the scum from top while it is boiling.
- Immediately after 15 min, give a good stir and switch the flame off.
- Let the jam sit in the pan just for 1 min.
- Quickly, empty the whole pot to prepared jars and let them cool down.
- Tightly close the jars and place in the fridge, sticking a pretty label.
- Mission accomplished !
- Store in the fridge.
A very sweet afternoon tea time treat
- Warm up two crumpets in the microwave for 1 min.
- Spread butter generously.
- Spread a generous layer of jam on top.