The sweet preserve – jam
Jam is a popular preserve made of sugar and various fruits and is usually spread on toast at breakfast, used as a dessert topping or cake filling. Whatever the flavor of jam you want to make, once you have perfected the ideal jam-making technique, you will be making a batch every week!
This recipe can be used to make any kind of jam,
N.B. If you are using a fruit that isn’t a berry, add 7 cups of sugar instead of 4!
- Either pick or buy your fresh berries, and get your ingredients of fruit, sugar, and a ½ cup lemon juice.
- To make strawberry jam, about 6 cups of mashed up strawberries is needed.
- Boil your jam jars for 10 minutes to sterilise them.
- Cut leaves or stems off berries and wash.
- Mush up the fruit a little – enough to release the flavours and pectin but not so much that it’s totally smooth.
- Add berries to a pan and bring to the boil.
- Boil the jam jar lids in a separate pan full of water.
- Add the 4 cups sugar and stir in, bringing to a full boil for 1 minute.
- Let the jam stand for at least 5 minutes.
- Fill the jam jars with the jam using a funnel and place the lid on.
- Place the jars in a large pot of boiling water, ensuring the water covers the tops of the jars by about 2 inches. Leave for 5 minutes.
- Remove jars from pot and leave to cool overnight.
6 scrumptious ways to use jam
- Cereal and Fruit Bars with Jam
- Jam cheesecake recipes
- Jam crepes recipes
- Jam relish recipes
- Jam cake recipes
- Jezebel Sauce (jam sauce) recipes
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