Saturday, August 2, 2008

Strawberry Jam

The MR's friends came over last week and like true Koreans they didn't come empty handed. =P They brought us a whole box of strawberries (since they knew Munchkin LOVES strawberries). The strawberries were delicious, and although Munchkin does love strawberries, even he couldn't finish the whole box. =) So instead of letting the strawberries go bad and throwing them out...I decided to make some JAM.

I got this recipe from Barefoot Contessa one day while watching her show and ever since I've always made jam at home. It's such a simple and EASY recipe! I thought I would post this up, because we all LOVE pictures, don't we?


First go and get 2 cups of sugar.



One large lemon.



Some strawberries~ BC's recipe calls for 1.5 pints of strawberries, but I found that to be too LITTLE. I think this is about 2.5 pints.



Put the sugar into a pot and squeeze all the lemon juice into there. Zest the lemon in there too!



Turn up the heat (medium) and keep stirring away.



About 10 minutes later the sugar will melt and it will become like this...



Add your strawberries and keep mixing!



Looks delish, no?



Keep it at a low rolling boil for about 40-50 minutes (sometimes even longer). BC's recipe says 20 minutes and I've found that it takes MUCH longer.



Eventually it will start to thicken...



Once it's thickened, turn off the heat and let it cool down.



Transfer it into a container and refrigerate it! You're all done! So easy, huh?

4 comments:

  1. I remember doing something like this in elementary school and it was seriously the best jam I've ever had. mmm.

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  2. wow, it does look easy! It makes me want to go buy strawberries now...

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  3. easy breezy! thanks for sharing!

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  4. I'm thinking to make homemade Jam as my wedding favors... When it comes closer to wedding, I'll buy boxes of Jars and make a couple different types of Jam and prepare packing!!! Then print out bunch of little tapes with our name and wedding dates on and attach them! :) Thanks for recipes unni!

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