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Best and easiest strawb jam recipe please!

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batteredlanger Mon 29-Jun-15 11:51:57

Hi all I've googled for recipes but am addled by the variations: jam sugar vs normal? Added pectin? Lemon juice? Currant juice?
I like jam that is a little more runny than most shop bought jam but not too runny iykwim! I have 5 lbs of strawberries from pyo and I don't want to waste them by botching the job. I've made raspberry jam before but never strawb. Any tips? Thanks!

PolterGoose Mon 29-Jun-15 15:12:55

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batteredlanger Mon 29-Jun-15 21:27:17

Thanks polter I'll try it tomorrow; couldn't get waxed jam covers in any of my local supermarkets which means I'm going to have to visit Hobbycraft. Yay! It will be a miracle if escape with just the jam covers. I love Hobbycraft!

One small tip - freeze the strawberries and defrost them before you make the jam - it makes it set better.

Other than that, yes, use jam sugar - it has the pectin in it.

PolterGoose Mon 29-Jun-15 21:38:14

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batteredlanger Wed 01-Jul-15 10:07:27

Well it tastes great but is more like a syrup than a jam!

Home made strawberry jam-syrup with Prosecco, batteredlanger?

batteredlanger Fri 03-Jul-15 21:51:18

Ooh yes that's a great ideaSDT I was also going to stop buying fruit yogurts and stir it into natural yoghurt but your idea is better!

paddingtonpear Tue 07-Jul-15 20:50:26

We are having building work so all my cookbooks are buried (somewhere) but my favourite recipe is Elizabeth David's. It's super-easy, a bit like this. This one looks nice too and also very easy!

Pico2 Thu 09-Jul-15 13:40:09

If it's got pectin in it and is syrupy then just boil it again for longer and test the set with a plate in the freezer. Though it it's only a little too runny then serve it from the fridge as that makes it firmer.

Pico2 Thu 09-Jul-15 13:42:52

I made some the other day with equal quantities of strawberries & jam sugar and 2 tbls lemon juice. It came out well, but I'm now not sure what to do with it.

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