How to Make Strawberry Jam
You will love how simple it is to make your own jam, scroll down to learn how to make Strawberry Jam - both regular and Thermomix instructions are included. Makes approximately 2 cups (500ml)
Servings: 500 mls - approx
- 500 grams strawberries
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 apple cored and roughly chopped into small pieces
Steralise your jam jars before you get started. Wash well in hot soapy water and then place into an oven which has been preheated to 100 degrees and let them 'cook' for 15 minutes before carefully sitting aside until needed.
Place all of the ingredients for your jam into a large saucepan and cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes - stirring regularly until the strawberries begin to break down.
Increase the heat to medium/high until the mixture begins to slowly boil and cook for approximately 15 minutes or until the mixture thickens to the desired consistency and coats the back of a spoon when tested.
Allow the jam to cool for 10 minutes in the saucepan (it will also thicken a little more upon standing) before transferring to a blender/food processor and blitzing until the consistency is smooth before transferring to the prepared jars.
You can skim any foam which may come to the surface off your jam before blitzing.
Make sure you leave the peel on the apples as this is what helps the jam to 'set'.
If you would like a thicker jam, simply cook it longer.
This recipe can be doubled, your cooking time will increase.