We've had such great weather recently that it's made me think it must be time to make some berry jam! I love all types of jam but my favourite has got to be strawberry-it just goes with everything! We make a lot of our own jam here at the Cakery and I have included a recipe below for our favourite strawberry jam. I always source our fruit from our local fruit and veg market as you can buy in bulk which makes it so much more economical (and it's a lot more fun than shopping at the supermarket!).
(makes about 5 kg)
3.5 kg strawberries (hulled and washed)
juice of 2 lemons
3 kg jam sugar
1) Sterilise your jars
2)pour the fruit and the lemon juice into a preserving pan and heat gently and stir constantly until the volume is reduced by about one-third
3)Add the sugar and stir until dissolved
4) Bring to the boil and boil rapidly until setting point is reached
5) Remove any scum from the top of the jam and allow to cool slightly
6) Stir the jam and pour into the warmed jars
7) Cover and label
8) Wait as long as you can bear, then try out your amazing creation on some bread, a scone or in a cake!