Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Strawberry Jam

In a sale at my local grocery store, I bought a box of strawberries. I love strawberries so was definitely excited to bring home a pound of fresh strawberries. Knowing that strawberries tend to rot within a week or so , I looked up some recipes with strawberry as the main ingredient. As I thought, most were smoothie recipes but , hey, no smoothies for a  temperature in the 30's (degrees F). Finally, I stumbled upon this strawberry recipe from the food network channel. I never knew that it was so easy to make jam until I made it myself. This is the recipe that I used and strawberry jam came out really well. Try this with warm toast for a breakfast. Yummmmm

Generally, the bottles in which we store jam need to be sterilized. But, I made a very small batch using 1 Lb of strawberries  which I planned to consume within a week or two so I did not need to sterilize the bottle.
I used rough quantities in the recipe. We don't need to be exact as we would in a bake recipe.