Strawberry Jam – A very British, Strawberry Jam with white sugar in just 15 mins

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 red shade to your jam and it will taste something from heaven!

I used normal granulated 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.

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  • 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.
  • Yum!

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Strawberry Jam – The best homemade Jam ever !!

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Make this delicious Jam at home and I am sure you will never buy any supermarket brands. This is the basic Jam making method regardless of the fruits you use.  The choice is endless as you can use raspberries, blackberries  cherries or any other fruit  in place of strawberries.  As the glorious summer brings strawberries in abundance, this is the best way to make use of them.  And, your kids will simply love this!!!

What you need:

  • Jam sugar                               – 500 g
  • Ripped,  juicy Strawberries   – 450 g
  • Juice of 1/4 a lemon
  • A pinch of salt


Jam Sugar Let’s make it:

Get ready:

  • Wash two jars using dish wash and hot water, wipe clean and hold over the stove flame to dry completely. Now your jars are ready.
  • Place two spoons in the freezer to test the jam later on.


  • Halve  the strawberries and drop them in to a wide pan with jam sugar.


  •  Heat under a very low fire until sugar dissolves completely. This will take about 5 minutes.


  • Squeeze 1/4 of a lemon to the pan and drop a pinch of salt. Give a gentle stir.
  • Now, boil under a high flame for exactly  08 mins and not a min more.
  • Remove the scum which foams on the top with the help of a spoon.


  • After 10 mins take the spoon out from the freezer and drop a little jam on it.  If the jam sticks onto it an not drip down from sides and feels like jelly, then it is properly set.

straw4 (Do not worry if the jam looks like a watery jelly.  Once cooled completely and then in the fridge it settles into the right  consistency!!)

  • Leave the pan to cool for 15 mins. If you prefer a no-bits sort of a jam, gently press down the strawberries, so they get crushed.
  • Fill the jars to the brim, close tight and let them cool completely.
  • Store in the fridge.
  • Your delicious Strawberry Jam is ready !!
  • Now, announce the good news to kids!!


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