Seriously, this has to be the easiest recipe I've ever made. It's the base for delicious foods like Strawberry Milk and Strawberry Syrup.
It can be made with fresh or frozen berries. Even dried strawberries work, if you soak them before preparation. Really, anything goes.
I made this specifically to eat with Cream Scones and Clotted Milk. As part of my 'Royal Wedding Viewing Party', which consists of my and my dog. I'm supposed to wake up my mom, but I'm sure she'll fall asleep right back.
Who says I can't have a decent English snack by myself while watching the wedding? Of course, Black Tea with Milk are part of the menu. It's a great way to spend the morning.
I'm not saying this is the right way to make Strawberry Jam, but this is how I make it.
*Tip: Don't add the entire amount of sugar at once. Add it by the spoonful until you get the jam as sweet as you'd like it. I don't think I added the entire amount. But be careful while tasting, it can get very hot.
This recipe yields one half cup of jam.
8 or 10 frozen Strawberries
1/4 cup Sugar
1/3 cup Water
1 tsp fresh Lemon Juice (optional)
-In a sauce pan, mix all ingredients (you don't have to thaw the berries before hand).
-Cook over high heat until it starts to boil.
-With a potato masher or a similar instrument, mash the strawberries.
-Then turn the heat down and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until most of the water has evaporated and it starts to thicken.
-Remove from heat and add the lemon juice.
Let it cool down and bit before putting it in the fridge. Eat it warm or cold, it's good either way.