Strawberry Freezer Jam


Posted by: Peanut in MyBlog

Tagged in: Summer , Red , Food

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Erin made some ... and then Alicia did too ... and it looked so pretty and yummy ... and it turns out it is even easier than I thought!

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Last Friday (actually two Fridays ago now) I went grocery shopping in the afternoon and thought I'd get myself something nice for afternoon tea (because I like to have afternoon tea when I'm at home by myself). I was thinking of cookies or something fr om the bakery but my shopping list included pickling salt so I was over looking at the preserves supplies first.

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I knew that freezer jam required special pectin but I hadn't known that there was a recipe on the back of the packet. I instantly switches from cookies of jam and bread for my tea menu, grabbed a set of pretty jars and headed over to the produce section to pick out some strawberries.

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The back of the pectin packet says "Fruit to Jam in 30 Minutes" and it isn't lying. I got my berries washed and hulled and cut into bits and mashed them up. When I couldn't see any really big pieces anymore I stirred in the sugar and pectin (and completely missed the part where it said to stir for 3 minutes but it seems to have turned out okay anyway). When the jam went into the jars I also put a small baguette into the oven (I'm still using this recipe regularly) and half an hour later I had fresh strawberry jam on warm bread with my cup of tea.

 

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And the best part ... Three more jars sitting in the freezer.

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Actually, by the time I'm posting this there is half a jar in the fridge and one jar left in the freezer. I'll be making more soon.