Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Homemade Strawberry Jam



Homemade Strawberry Jam recipe ... Make your own jam with just 3 ingredients ( strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice ). Spread over a slice of bread, use it in desserts or enjoy a spoonful of jam for a sweet fix :)

Homemade Strawberry Jam
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Ingredients:
  • 500 gm.  strawberries
  • 400 to 500 gm.  sugar
  • 2 tbsp.  lemon juice



Method:
  • Wash the strawberries thoroughly, hull and halve ( if they are large, cut into small chunks).
  • Place a plate in the freezer to chill, this will be used to test the jam.
  • In a pan, combine strawberries, sugar and lemon juice and stir with a wooden spoon.
  • Cook on very low heat until the sugar has dissolved and the strawberries are softened.
  • Mash the pieces of strawberries with the back of the spoon ( Do not mash completely, if you like it a bit chunky ).
  • Increase the heat and bring to a boil. Now boil hard to thicken contents until the jam reaches setting point. Skim off any foam that rises to the surface with a spoon.
  • When jam starts to form smaller, thicker bubbles; remove from heat & test for setting.
  • Put a teaspoon of jam on the prepared cold plate. Drag a finger through it. If jam is ready, the parting made by the finger will remain open. If it runs together, a little more cooking is required.
  • If jam is not set, return to the heat and cook again for few more minutes before testing again.
  • Remove from heat and leave to cool for 2-3 minutes.
  • Spoon the jam into clean warm dry jars, cover it with muslin cloth ( malmal ka kapra ) and leave to cool at room temperature.
  • When cool, cover and store in a cool, dark place or in the refrigerator.


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Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!

55 comments :

  1. am drooling over the last click...awesome colour.

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  2. Rightly made jam !! looks perfect and beautiful one !!

    Ongoing event
    CC:Spring Seasonal Food

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  3. The clicks are stunning and so is the recipe. Thanks for those simplified and detailed instructions on the test check. :)

    Ongoing Event: Cooking Made Easy With Yogurt

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  4. Homemade strawberry jam sounds like a great idea! Looks delicious.

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  5. Wow! That strawberry jam looks really pretty!
    I love a good strawberry jam :)

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  6. Eye catching presentation! Wonderful deep red color. Nice one, Ambreen!

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  7. Homemade jam is like homemade bread to me, I can't get enough of them. Your jam has a stunning color and is perfect for a strong beginning of the day!

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  8. Homemade jam is like homemade bread to me, I cannot get enough! You jam has a stunning color, great for a strong beginning!

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  9. Hi Ambreen,
    First time in your space and love it!Especially this beautiful Jam!I love the dark red color and can imagine the sweet taste of this.So simple to make yet so vibrant and delicious!Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. The jam looks delicious and bursting with a lovely colour.

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  11. vibrant color n perfect home made spread,Ambreen!!

    Erivum Puliyum

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  12. mouthwatering.... I Love love love strawberry jams.... Amazing cliks.....

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  13. yummy n attractive home made jam with perfect texture

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  14. Jam looks so tempting and homemade is always the best

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  15. Your strawberry jam looks delicious :D
    Thank you very much for sharing such an exquisite recipe!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  16. hi ambreen, your strawberry looks very yummy, i like the lime added, to make it less sweet. have a nice day

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  17. I have a lot of strawberries in my garden this year, so I will definitely make this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. looks delicious Ambreen, love the bread too , nice clicks

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  19. Wonderful and very easy-to-make recipe
    Thanks. I have lots of strawberries in the fridge now so I might just use this recipe

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  20. Bright and beautiful Jam! Home made stuff is always the best! :)

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  21. fingerlicking good...excellent presentation

    Tasty Appetite

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  22. Home made strawberry jam really looks nice. Will be great for Victoria Sponge cakes

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  23. Glossy jam looks fabulous..nothing will beat this home made jams..

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  24. oh how scrumptious!

    stop by my blog and giveaway if you have a chance -- would love to have you as a follower.

    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/04/april-giveaway.html

    smiles.

    michele

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  25. Yummy! Thank you for sharing! I love some strawberry jam :) -Jessica

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  26. Never knew jam was so simple to make..will have to give it a try!

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    1. Thank you so much everyone for your kind words :)

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  27. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/04/safe-cooking-habits-and-tips-show-your.html

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  28. The Strawberries are beautiful right now and it is sure time to make the strawberry jam. Your recipe looks delicious and your presentation is very nice. Hope you have a fabulous Celebration Week End and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  29. really healthy n yummy one.looks nice.4m now on wards no need to buy this in super dear.
    maha

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  30. So vibrant and beautiful! What yummy looking jam!

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  31. Thanks for linking to the event !! Really Appreciate it :)

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  32. Lovely and delicious jam recipe.

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  33. Beautiful recipes,stunning photos making me want some of this yummy jam :)

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  34. Such great pictures! Thanks for linking up at Reasons To Skip The Housework! Our regular party, Tuesday Time Out - will be up and running tomorrow so come visit again!

    Smiles,
    Melanie

    Reasons To Skip The Housework {The Blog}
    Tinker B Boutique {The Shop}

    {azparis@me.com}

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  35. How delicious! Homemade jam is so amazing

    Mal @ The Chic Geek

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  36. I love this! Looks so delicious and reminds me of my childhood at my grandma's house where she used to make all her jellies and jams. I so want to give this a try! Thanks for linking up at my Destination: Inspiration party last week. I hope you will join us again for the party that is going on now.

    http://teaganstravels.blogspot.com/2012/04/destination-inspiration-linky-party-10.html

    Thanks, Michelle

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  37. I haven't made strawberry jam in years!! My daughter is on spring break this week, and I think we've just found a new project!!

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  38. Yummy Ambreen!!!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  39. Homemade jam is the very best!! We hope you'll be back to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We loved having you! -The Sisters

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  40. MMMMMMMM Yummy! Thanks for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday!

    thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com

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  41. hi ambreen! u have a beautiful blog!....

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  42. this looks delicious!!!

    Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday link party. hope to see you there today!

    Natasha xxx

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  43. What a beautiful jam! Wish I were not allergic to strawberries...love the color :)

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  44. I love this jam recipe. I am looking for something to make as a Mother's Day gift. I was wondering, as I don't know much about jam making, can this be blended either before or after cooking it so that it is more like a spread? I don't want any chunks at all.

    Thanks

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    1. Thank you Elisa for liking the recipe. I've just made a batch of jam from strawberry puree. Just blend strawberries to a puree before making the jam. Hope you give it a try :)

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  45. I love making my sauce and jam from the scratch. I made my strawberry jam with just sugar and strawberries and never thought of mixing it with lemon juice. This probably taste better. I must try this!

    There is a link party in my blog going on today and I would love for you to share this recipe!

    http://myricandreasen.blogspot.com/2012/05/link-party-and-give-away.html

    xoxo
    Myric

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  46. Hi, What is the shelf life of this jam in the refrigerator?

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  48. When you’ve washed your jars and got them in the oven, get two plates or flat saucers and pop them in the fridge for later for testing the jam for a set.

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