Strawberry Jam!

So my amazing sister in-law sent me some even more amazing homemade strawberry jam. Which then made me think – Jam is such a lovely gift. Actually we got Jam as a wedding favour at a recent wedding we went to.So why not give it ago, after many you tube sessions and googling…I noticed that there were same main ingredients such as fruit, pectin and sugar, and that’s pretty much it!

So I made so strawberry Jam from some fresh picked strawberries

So here is what I did to make some strawberry Jam!


600g Fresh Strawberries hulled
500g Sugar
3 tbsp Pectin
Small nob of butter
1 tbsp lemon juice
Sterilised Jars ( place them in boiling water for 15 Min’s)

Put a plate in the freezer ( you will need this later)

So firstly, cut large strawberries in half, and place into a sauce pan, depending if you want chunky jam or smooth jam, mash accordingly. Then add everything else, start heating until a rolling boil where when you stir it, it doesn’t go away, then let boil for 5 minutes.

Once 5 Min’s are up, need to do a test, place a tea spoon of the jam mixture on the plate from the freezer, wait about 10 seconds and see if it sets, if sets then done.

Grab a funnel, and spoon into the hot sterilised jars. With a new kitchen towel, wipe the rim of the jar, then tightly screw on the lid. Place back into the boiling water for 15mins to seal the jars.

Remove Jars from water, and let to cool then store in dry place.

And bingo – Jam!!

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