Nothing beats a home-made jam. And you can also make this into a nice gift.
Of course your home-made jam can be used as an ingredient in many recipes some of which are on this websites and others that you will find on our inspirational Pinterest boards.
- Make sure the glass jars are very clean (cooked or dishwasher clean)
- Wet one tea towel with cold water and spread out on the kitchen counter
- Rinse the jars and lids with hot water
- Let them dry upside down on the wet tea towel
- Hull the strawberries
- Put all strawberries in a very large pan with the sugar
- Heat until it starts to boil
- Boil for 4 minutes
- Take of the foam
To divide the strawberries evenly, use the pestle. Of course you can use a blender, but then you will lose the strawberry structure.
- When the jam is ready, wet the other tea towel with cold water
- Use the towel to hold the jar you want to fill
- Use the ladle to get the jam into the jar
- Fill the jar almost completely
- Put on the lid and turn the jar upside down
- Leave the jars on the wet tea towel until you hear a click after 5 tot 15 minutes (you hear the jar clicks vacuum)
- You can now turn the jars again
- Let the jars cool down, to fasten this process you can put a wet cold towel on top of the jars
Home-made strawberry jam is delicious on bread, rusk, in yoghurt or cakes.