A few weeks ago some friends and I got together to make jam! My friend Liz had made it in the past and was willing to show us how it's done. I am so excited I now know how to do this. I feel like it's something I can now cross off my cooking to-do list!
I'll admit before we made this jam I didn't actually really eat much jam or jelly. I mean I kept a jar of grape jelly in the fridge to use at times but that's about it. Well let me tell you in the 3 weeks since we've made this I am almost through my first jar. I have been looking for ideas on how to use it besides pb&j and toast.
I would encourage you to try this sometime it was so easy!
I don't have a recipe for this. We just followed the directions on the pectin package.
Here is my version of the steps.
Mash your strawberries- We used a potato maser and pastry cutter, it would be much easier to use a food processer just don't puree the strawberries.
Add the pectin to the strawberries.
Boil the strawberries.
Once it reaches a rolling boil add the sugar and stir on the stove for one minute.
Remove from the stove and funnel the jam into jars.
*You will probably want to skim the foam off