Thursday, April 10, 2014

Strawberry Jam / Confiture de Fraise

I love the thought of making stuff myself. So as soon as MR told me that he negotiated a really good price for a wood crate full of strawberries (click here), I knew I was giving a few to family members and then I thought of jam, salad, and a mousse for ourselves. The Strawberry Jam got me most excited so I asked LU next door how she makes hers. After some tweaking and adjusting, I can say that I am really happy with the final product and honestly didn't think it would end up as good as it did. In all modesty, for a first ever homemade Strawberry Jam, it was delicious and we are enjoying it every single way we can!

Only MR could get all of these beauties for only 3 Euros!!!

Weigh 1 kilo of peeled, sliced, and cleaned strawberries.

In a casserole, heat on medium fire the strawberries, the juice of 1 lemon, and 1 kilo of sugar.

Stir from time to time. It is important to use a wooden spoon.
Once the mixture starts to boil, lower the heat. Let it simmer slowly for 1 hour and half while stirring occasionally.

Once the time is up, remove from the stove and set aside.

Off the heat, stir continuously for 1 -2 minutes.

Transfer to sterilized pots. Let it cool completely before closing with a lid. Share with friends and families or store in a dark and cool place when unopened. Once opened, keep it in the refrigerator.

Usual French Breakfast: Toasted Bread with Butter and Strawberry Jam and Cafe au Lait


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