Friday, December 13, 2013

How to make your very own Blueberry & Strawberry Jam?

It's so so simple to make your own jam!I can't believe I've not been making it more! I've tried making jam once below in the beginning stages of learning to bake, but I overboiled the jam, and it became so sticky and hard, and everytime I had to heat it up a little to use it. Though the taste is good.

I love strawberry jam, I have it almost on everything when I'm having toast, scones, making jam thumbprints and so on.

So the other day, I was shopping for groceries, and I couldn't help but buy some of the blueberries and strawberries to make myself some jam!

I found this recipe online (beantownbaker), but I feel that it needs some slight tweaking.

Wanna try making your own? Check out the recipe below!

All you need are (makes 1 jar):
3/4 cups of sugar
1 small lemon juice & zest
2 1/2 cups of strawberries, quartered (I just put the fruits in a cup and it makes 3 cups in total)
1/2 cups of blueberries (I just put the fruits in a cup and it makes 3 cups in total)

All you need to do are:
1) Put all the sugar, lemon zest, juice in a saucepan and boil over low heat, stirring it until the sugar dissolves.
2) Once the sugar has dissolved, add in the fruits and continue to cook until almost all of the fruits boils down. Stirring occasionally.
3) It takes a little of practice to know when the mixture is ready, if it looks thick like honey texture, it should be good. The mixture will look like it is too runny, but it will set once it cools down.
4) Pour into a clean jar and keep it in the fridge once it cools down!
Happy Jamming! :)


Helen (Grab Your Fork) said...

Awesome work! I'm always tempted to make jams and pickles but the fear imparted with properly sterilising of jars always sways me out of it! lol

Passionate Mae said...

Hey Helen!
Thanks! This recipe is so so easy, compared to the previous one that I used to use, where I had to do prep work prior.