Here is some strawberry jam that I made yesterday.
On the way home from visiting Amy in Ballarat, we stopped off in Bacchus Marsh where they have a large strawberry farm. We bought 2 kg @ $9 a kilo. The fruit was oh so sweet. It took 450 grams of freshly picked strawberries to make these three 200 gm jars of jam. There are also two of my own homegrown strawberries in the mix. Unfortunately, most of the time my own strawberries get eaten as they ripen, and never make it into the house.
Here is how I made the jam in the bread maker.
Hull and quarter 450gm of fresh strawberries. Place in bread maker pan. Then add 1 and a third cups of sugar, and two tablespoons of “Jamsetta” (pectin). Set the bread maker to the jam setting, and press start. It takes about 1 hour 5 minutes to stir and cook.
Pour into sterilised jars. Be very careful, the jam is boiling hot. I had to use oven mitts to handle the bread maker pan. I offered the spoon for Ben to lick but he wasn’t interested, so all the more for me. It tasted delicious and is so easy to make. It is certainly the easiest method I know to make small quantities of jam.
We are going to keep two of the jars, and give the other one to Amy for Christmas. She loves strawberry jam as much as I do!