Monday, February 20, 2012

Homemade Strawberry Jam

My very first homemade strawberry jam! I use brown sugar instead of the usual white sugar and it turned out thick, sweet and the color was very nice. It was so easy to make and it tastes great!


900g fresh strawberries
750g brown sugar
1 lemon juice


1. squeeze lemon juice in a squeezer. set aside.
2. In a bowl, crush strawberries with fork until mashed. Using a heavy bottom saucepan, mix together mashed strawberries, sugar and freshly squeeze lemon juice. Stir over low heat until the sugar dissolved. Increase heat to high and bring the mixture into a rolling boil. Stirring often. 
3. Transfer into sterile jars leaving half an inch headspace, and seal. Process in a water bath. If jam is to be consume right away, no need with processing, just transfer in a ramekin or glass containers and refrigerate.

mommy notes:
water bath is a method of home canning use for processing high-acidic foods. Boiling the can or jar in a boiling water for 5-85 minutes depending on the product, style pack, and jar size. The process removes the oxygen remaining in the jar, which helps to form a tight seal between the lid and the rim.