Homemade strawberry jam is a delicious way to enjoy the taste of fresh strawberries all year round. You only need a few ingredients for this! And there is no better Sunday breakfast than a freshly baked german Hefezopf with a little butter and self-righteous strawberry jam… A dream!
But the best thing is, you can now easily make your own jam and, above all, do without artificial additives and preservatives. And how? Well then just keep reading 🙂
What ingredients do you need to make your own strawberry jam?
To make strawberry jam yourself, you only need the following ingredients:
Fresh strawberries, preserving sugar, lemon juice and a few glasses to fill. That’s it 🙂
Ok, of course there are still a few tools that you don’t necessarily need, but if you want to make jam more often, these tools will help you a lot:
A * jam funnel!
With this you get the jam in your jam jars without everything getting dirty and sticky. To do this, simply place the funnel in your clean and hot rinsed glasses and then fill in via the funnel. The special thing about this funnel is that the spout is wider than a normal funnel.
You see, I always have my hot-washed jam jars on a dry and clean tea towel.
And the jam funnel goes perfectly on the jars.
And how do I make the strawberry jam?
First you have to wash the strawberries, clean them (i.e. cut off the green) and cut them into small pieces. If you have a hand blender, you can only wash the strawberries because the hand blender purees the strawberries.
Then put the strawberries in a large saucepan and add the jam sugar and lemon juice. I then mix everything together and let it sit for another 10-15 minutes.
As you can see, I leave the strawberries with the preserving sugar and the lemon juice for a while.
and that’s how it looks after 15 minutes
When the strawberry and sugar mixture looks like this, I take the hand blender and puree everything well. I personally don’t like bits. But if you like pieces, then just don’t puree them all the way through 😉 Or just take out a few strawberries before mixing, cut them a little smaller and then add them again after pureeing.
Then I leave the mixture under settled! Bring to the boil, stirring, and then let it simmer for a few minutes until the jam has reached the desired consistency. And now comes the Gretchen question! How long does she have to cook?
About 3-4 minutes. That’s it. I always do the gelling test before I fill the strawberry jam.
How do I do the gelling test?
Very simple – take a tablespoon of the boiling jam and put it on a clean saucer. Wait a moment and if the jam hardens after a short time, then the gelling test was successful and you have cooked delicious jam!
And then you can fill the jam into clean jars and seal them. Some say to cool the jars upside down to create a vacuum and preserve the jam longer. I never do that though. But please really fill the glasses to the brim.
Homemade strawberry jam not only tastes delicious on bread or rolls, but is also ideal as a filling for cakes or as a topping for ice cream. Just give it a try and enjoy the fruity taste of homemade strawberry jam!
Oh yes, and strawberry jam also goes great with pancakes!
And of course I have other delicious recipes with strawberries for you too! Like a delicious strawberry cake or a wonderful pavlova.
Oh, the recipe is enough for about 4-5 glasses with a capacity of about 325ml.
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|500 g||preserving sugar 2:1|
|1||lemon, the juice only|
- a handblender
- a jam funnel
Steps of preparation
- Wash the strawberries and remove the green.
- Put in a large pot
- Add the jam sugar and lemon juice, mix well and leave to stand for about 15 minutes
- Puree with the hand blender
- Bring to the boil while stirring constantly.
- do a gel test ( as described above)
- Pour into hot filled jars, close with the lid immediately and allow to cool.
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How long does strawberry jam keep?
If it is still closed and stored in a dark and cool place, strawberry jam will keep for up to 2 years. It can get a little darker (brownish) over time, but that doesn't affect the taste. Important: As soon as the jam is open, please store it in the fridge and use it quickly!
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