Today we went strawberry and raspberry picking. We picked so much we decided to make jam. I had to share the recipe as it was so easy and just so yummy.
2 cups of fruit
2 cups of sugar
1/4 packet of pectin (15g)
1 Tbsp of lemon juice
We washed the jars in hot soapy water and then put them in the warming drawer while the jam was being made. We made one of strawberry and one of raspberry. They fit into 500ml jars. We also put a plate in the freezer (this is for testing the jam later).
Put half of the fruit in a saucepan with the lemon juice and heat gently for five minutes whilst mashing the fruit up. (The raspberries were then seived and the pulp pushed through the sieve leaving just the seeds and then put back into the pan without the seeds).
Add the sugar and the pectin to the fruit pulp and stir. Add the remaining fruit and heat until boiling and then boil rapidly for five minutes. Take a small spoonful of each and put on the chilled plate. Push your finger through the jam, if it is ready it will wrinkle. Ours took a few attempts.
Fill the jars lovingly with the jam and seal.
We cooled ours for about five hours and then we spread it thickly on scones. YUM YUM!
We have even more strawberries left so after pancakes tomorrow we may be making some more jam. Wahooooo.