|Breakfast, brunch, tea, supper, or just because.|
When I saw all the bright scarlet, juicily ripe strawberries piled chin dribblingly high at the market, I absolutely could not resist buying a kilo and getting the jam bucket out.
This has got to be the easiest and best recipe EVER. Jamie Oliver, as annoying as ever, has to be given credit. All I did was swap his vanilla pod for the zest and juice of a lemon.
Make it, you won't regret it & will love me forever.
|Fruttapec: 1kg fruit, 500g sugar, 1 sachet|
1kg ripe strawberries (washed & leafy tops removed)
500g high pectin sugar (jam sugar) or, as I did, 500g sugar & 1 sachet of Fruttapec
MethodSterilize your jars & lids (approx 4 x 400ml jam jars)
Put the strawberries, lemon, sugar & Fruttapec in a saucepan. Mash it all up with a potato masher, leaving a few chunky bits to get your teeth into.
Place the pan on a medium heat, bring it to the boil, leave it boiling for about 1 minute, then simmer for about 5.
Take it off the heat, and skim any foam from the top and leave it to cool a little.
Spoon the jam into your jars, put on the lids, and turn them upside down to cool.
Spread thickly on your morning toast, add a dollop of mascarpone (just because you can), eat and smile :-)
|All ready for the Kokopelli Shop (if we haven't eaten it all first)|