Strawberry Jam

31 May


This is the quickest and easiest jam you can make. The fast cooking process captures the fresh summer taste of strawberries.

  • Strawberries 
  • vanilla sugar 
  • lemon 

Hull and slice the strawberries roughly, weigh them and tip into a large pan. Weigh out half the weight of the strawberries in sugar and add that to the pan along with the juice of half a lemon per 200g of strawberries. Bring to the boil and let it cook rapidly, stirring occasionally, until the jam becomes glossy and the colour deepens slightly. It should take about 10 minutes for small batches and a little longer for larger batches. Pour into warm sterilised jam jars and seal immediately. This jam is ready to eat immediately and will keep for 6 months to one year. If you want a longer lasting jam use an equal weight of sugar to fruit.
Cooks Tip Sugar can be infused with the wonderful aroma of vanilla by keeping vanilla pods in the sugar jar.

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