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!
bayside gardener says
That strawberry jam looks so tasty.
We’re off to Daylesford for the weekend and I’ll be on the lookout for farm produce. Made a years supply of mango chutney last week (in a normal, restrained house it would be a years supply; wont get us through till May!!). It’s nearly appricot time so don’t put the breadmaker away yet!!!
I made some myself this year yum but it doesn’t last long around here never tried the breadmaker tho will try it next time ELLIE
Cabbage Heart says
Gav…am sad…very sad…The strawberry farm down the road from Dads place has been ripped up and turned into a Turf Farm!!!! More money in turf apparantly, he had the BEST strawberries in da world I reckon! No jam here this year thanks to my little garden tornado but oh well, next season!
Yummy! Wish my breadmaker had a jam setting now!
Gav maybe you or one of your readers might be able to suggest how to cook your yummy jam without a bread maker? I have never made jam before.
Margaret's Ramblings says
Gavin you bring back so many memories. When living in New Zealand my children and I would pick 2 or 3, 5 litre buckets of strawberries every year to make into jam. I also love strawberry jam!!