HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY JAM
Homemade strawberry jam is a delightful treat that captures the essence of fresh, ripe strawberries. Crafting this sweet spread at home allows you to control the quality of ingredients, ensuring a rich flavor and vibrant color. The process typically involves combining strawberries with sugar and lemon juice, simmering the mixture to achieve the desired consistency.
1 kilo of strawberries, cleaned
4 cups of white sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1. In a large bowl, mash the strawberries little by little until you have 4 cups of mashed fruit. In a cast iron saucepan, mix the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice.
Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar has dissolved. Increase the heat to high and let the mixture boil, stirring constantly, until it reaches a temperature of 105° Celsius (220° F).
2. Pour into hot, sterilized jars, leaving about 1 centimeter of space between the jam and the neck of the jar.
Close well. Cool in a water bath if eating immediately, otherwise just refrigerate.