Thursday, July 23, 2009
This is probably one of the easiest and most rewarding recipes I've tried - I had no idea how good homemade jam can be. We don't exactly eat a lot of it around our house, but the store bought stuff will likely never be purchased again...its that good. The whole process took me about a half an hour from start to finish, so its definitely worth the effort as well. Here's the recipe, adapted from Martha Stewart:
1 Quart Strawberries (about 4 cups)
1/2 Cup Sugar
2 Tbsps Fresh Lemon Juice
1. Clean and hull the strawberries, then put them into a food processor until they are coarsely chopped. Don't over chop them, they should still be chunky.
2. Place the chopped strawberries into a skillet and stir in the sugar and lemon juice
3. Cook the ingredients over medium heat, about 10-15 minutes. The jam should be thick enough that if you move a spoon through it, it leaves a path, and there should be bubbles all over the surface.
4. Transfer to a jam jar and let cool