Sunday, April 25, 2010

Strawberry Jam/Preserve

I love butter and jam on my toast.  In America peanut butter and jelly on bread is common.  When I talk butter and jam it's kind of close you will agree.  Anyways, strawberry as you might have already guessed is my favorite. In case I have a few strawberries left over which is not often and it starts losing it's color and everyone goes cool on it I save it by making a jam.  Nifty, you will agree.  The recipe is simple and easy to make and I am sure you will enjoy it.  Get some fresh strawberry from the store, those are the best to make some of this scrummy delight.  But like me if you have left overs ,clean them ,take the good portion for the jam.



Ingredients:

Strawberries- 1lb
Sugar- 1 1/2 cup/to your liking
Lemon juice- 1 1/2-2 Tbsp

Method:

1.Clean ,hull and mash the strawberries.If you want to have chunky jam/preserve do not mash much.
2.Throw in all the ingredients in a thick bottom ,deep pan and keep the heat on medium low and mix well to dissolve the sugar.
3.Stir continuously and increase the temperature and let it boil.Be very careful, once it starts boiling the syrup will start spluttering.So it's wise to use a bigger pan and longer spatula.
4.Switch off the heat once the water is almost absorbed ,but not completely and transfer to sterilized jars.If you are going to have it soon,and not going to seal the jars like me, refrigerate it.



Notes:

1.Do not fill the jars full,as I've done,if you are storing for a long time :-)
2.You have to decide the amount of sugar according to the sweetness/sourness of the fruit.
3.This is a pectin free preparation as you can see,which is quite simple yet very tasty.
4.I didn't have any sterilized jars and I'm not going to store it longer.Half of it is already gone :-)
5.I have referred many sources to see how to check whether it's boiled enough if you do not have a candy thermometer(it's 220 degree F on candy thermometer)and here is one : Dip a spoon in jam and slide it.If the jam drops down as a sheet/run together then it's done.

Contributor:Namitha

80 comments:

  1. OOH! perfect recipe for me, since I have two big bags of berries.. this is perfect for to give a try! as usual fabulous and brilliant picture dear.

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  2. even i make the same way.. the storage tips and cooking tips are very helpful ..

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  3. Wow..That was so quick Ann and Uma...Thanks dearies :D

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  4. wow look at that colour...beautiful and like you said sounds super easy

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  5. wow..looks v inivitng...nice color...lov ur tips!

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  6. ohhho..Namitha...soo good..njgale angu kollu..kidu ketto...

    Great recipe

    Love
    KS

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  7. Lovely color. Very pleasing to look at and very easy to make too.

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  8. First time at ur space. Havent thot that making jam wud be so easy... Glad to follow u...

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  9. I love strawberry jam too. When i was small well decades and decades ago, we had the choic, bread with butter or with kissan jam. I always went for jam.
    This jam looks so so good. Here i am waiting for the season.

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  10. Oh wow such a beautiful colour, i have never tried doing jam at home, never knew it was so easy...thanks for sharing namitha, clicks are so professional...

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  11. I remember my mom making homemade strawberry and raspberry jam. I love them both, have not tried to make it yet. Here is my chance strawberries are so cheap now here in Florida!

    Lovely photos!

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  12. Namitha and sunitha,

    Jam adipoli.

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  13. I tried the same way sometime back......the jam was good, but even though i used only 1 Tbsp lemon juice for 1/2 lb of fruits, it was lemony!Else it was fine...urs look real good!great pics too..

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  14. My fav fruit jam..Loved it..so simple.. Thanx for sharing!

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  15. Whooo, that looks super delicious, yummmm:)

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  16. Hey Gulmohor,
    I stumbeled upon your blog..and quite a nice one I must say! I love your style of presenting...

    will be back for sure

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  17. making jam is that easy ? .... Always thought jam can be only store bought . This one looks awesome and colorful .Beautiful click da

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  18. Superb clicks..Jam adipoli aayittundu..

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  19. wow look at that colour...beautiful and like you said sounds super easy

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  20. You read my mind. I got berries from farmer's market today. I will definitely try yours.

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  21. I like that this recipe is so easy and doesn't involve pectin. Makes me feel like I should and can actually make it here at home, Gulmohar!

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  22. Jam looks so good...nothing can beat the taste of homemade jam...such lovely pictures :)

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  23. That looks super Yum! gonna try it right away!

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  24. Thank you so much for this recipe! I've been wanting to make some homemade strawberry jam! Bookmarked! :)

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  25. Cant take my eyes from the click, such a tempting jam namitha, looks absolutely delicious and really inviting..I have been thinking to do for a long time now ,thanks for sharing.

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  26. This looks so beautiful and delicious! I'm the only one in my house that eats jam so I seldom make it :(

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  27. wow..perfect..nice picture..

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  28. Lovely colour, Gul. Butter and jam on a toast absolutely delicious.

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  29. lovely presentation and this jam is just gr8...thnx for sharing!

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  30. I am drooling over the colour of the jam..simply eyecatching.. no doubt must have been delicious!

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  31. SO gorgeous!!! Strawberry jam is my favorite too! :-)

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  32. Wow. Nice photos. The recipe sounds very simple.

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  33. Can't get my eyes of the photo! Fabulous!

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  34. Eyecatching color I never been a jam or preserve person though!

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  35. Bread, butter and jam - most of my daily breakfasts! Jam with real fruit should be very healthy(atleast to some percent, compared to the store bought ones). Nice picture Namitha and wonderful jammy!

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  36. Cooking pals:
    Please collect Happy 101 Award from my blog. I'm very blissed to share it with you.
    Happy blogging!!

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  37. Love that strawberry jam and the photos! I am totally with you I love love love jam and butter on toast!

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  38. Looks really yummy n colorful. And hey, congrats on the Happy 101 Award, keep going.

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  39. wow look at the colour. perfect!

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  40. Wow! This looks terrific! So cool!

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  41. We used to make Tomato Ketchup at home but never a Jam. The recipe is worth a try.

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  42. I'm so impressed you make your own preserves - I should really try this, it looks great!

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  43. what a gorgeous color and im just drooling here!

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  44. Homemade jam is SO good. I would love this in a nice PB+J sandwich!

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  45. lovely color of the jam... so easy too... when do you add the lemon juice?

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  46. yummy yummy strawberry jam to be spread on my toasted bread for bf and gulp down with some steaming hot coffee...hmhm..wht a delicious bf :)

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  47. A beautiful and delicious strawberry jam!

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  48. looks yummy ... need to try this. Thanks for the recipe :)

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  49. Nothing beats homemade jam.It looks delicious and beautifully captured on camera.

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  50. Lovely jam. I do the same thing as well when strawberries are in season.

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  51. yum yum I liked it.Loved the colour.

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  52. very interesting recipe! i love the fact it does not have any fruit pectin. i made a similar jam a long while ago with fruit pectin and very much loved it. got to try this version soon.

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  53. kidilam recipe... love the color ... love the pic... love the presentation...!!!

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  54. I love Jams and jellies with my fav danish or french butter too and make preserves at home.
    Ur jam looks really fantastic and i aint suprised its almost over....delicious breakfasts for sure:-)))

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  55. I can see myself reaching out to that gorgeous bottle of jam right now! Lovely click Gulmohar!! AMAZING STUFF you have going on here. Cooking Pals sure rocks!

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  56. THat is really a gorgeous and splendid recipe...so easy but classy.....thanks a lot for sharing....have a wonderful day...

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  57. I am not fond of jams and preserve but your pics are really tempting me to try it :)

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  58. E' tutto bello la ricetta, le foto, i colori ..bianco rosso bellissimo, ciao ed un abbraccio

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  59. Hello! I have an award for you over at Living the Gourmet!
    Cheers~

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  60. Such a gorgeous color. They must have been luscious berries. I'll have to remember your pectin free version.

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  61. nothing to beat homemade...ur pics are outstanding.

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  62. Lovely color.. Mouthwatering ...

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  63. Fantastic. Attractive colour. Kids will love it

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  64. Strawberry jam looks marvellous, colourful and mouth watering. Thanks for your lovely recipe.

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  65. I love homemade jam even though I never made it myself. My husband's grandma makes it and it is really good. Looking at your jam make me want to make the jam myself. Maybe I will give it a try this year. Thanks!

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  66. WOW!!! Never think of trying it. But now am tempted to try it. Pics are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  67. Lovely colour, looks delicious and mouthwatering.

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  68. WOw what amazing Clicks Namitha...Such a easy preparation..I would'nt have thought it was so easy to prepare..Thanks for sharing as we love strawberry jam and I buy this all the time..Not now..NOw on lets use Namitha's Strawberry Jam recipe...LOL . Also Absolutely love the Color !!!.

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  69. What a fabulously looking strawberry jam!!


    Stunning pictures too!

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