Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Ruby Red Strawberry Jam.

I used Ma's technique to make the pineapple jam. So now as strawberries are in season I thought of making strawberry jam. It turned out awesome. I specially liked the vibrant ruby red color of the jam.

Ingredients
1 and 1/2 cup strawberry pulp,
1 and 1/4 cup sugar,
2 tbsp lemon juice,
4 cloves,
2 pieces cinnamon sticks.

Method.
  • Put the strawberry pulp in a pan and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Then add the sugar and spices and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Finally add the lemon juice and cook 5 minutes more.
  • Take the pan off heat and let cool.
  • Pour in a glass jar.
Note
This jam stays fresh at room temperature. The jam will thicken slightly after cooling.
Can omit the spices but I like the aroma of the spices and I feel it enhances the flavor of the jam.

Increase or decrease the amount of sugar according to the sweetness of the strawberries.
Make any fruit jam using the same method and proportion.
I added 1/4 tsp red chilly powder during the last minute, as I like my jam a little sweet, a little spicy, a little tart, more like murabba taste.

3 comments:

  1. Nice idea wiht the chily for that hint of spiciness!!

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  2. Apu - like I said I like jam more like a murabba, sweet n spicy !!

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  3. Looks yummy and wonderful colour

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