December 18, 2011
How to make strawberry and vanilla jam
The perfect personal gift for Christmas is luxurious home-made jam. This recipe is easy to follow and makes a sticky runny jam, which is perfect for spooning over toast or serving with some skinny scones. The vanilla pod adds a special touch.
Strawberry and Vanilla Jam
500 grams strawberries (roughly chopped)
500 grams white sugar
2 tablespoons of jam setta
1 vanilla pod
1/2 cup of lemon juice
Heat strawberries, sugar, jam setta and lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Split the vanilla pod and scrape out the seeds into the jam mixture. Add the remaining vanilla pod for extra flavour.
Bring ingredients to the boil and reduce to a simmer. Stir occasionally until the fruit is soft and the mixture thickens.
Steralise 4 small jars or 2 large jars. This can be done simply by washing in the dishwasher or by hand with hot water and a little detergent. Be careful not to break the glass through hot water, making sure you introduce the hot water slowly to the jars if washing by hand.
When the jam is ready, pour into the jars and seal immediately. Wait until cool before adding finishing touches. I added jam lids with twine.