Spring has officially started in beautiful Melbourne & I’m loving it!! Some days are so sunny, it’s perfect weather for spending all day out in the sun,even at the beach! After the cold, wet & windy months of winter, it feels like heaven!
To celebrate spring, I thought I post a simple & delicious strawberry jam recipe. I know it might not be classified as a celebratory food, but this jam is a bit special because it has a bit of rosewater in it, and because of this, it has a very delicate taste. I am so in love it, it’s not overly sweet, and the rosewater is not overpowering at all. It is just beautiful, like what Melbourne is looking like right now!! 😀
Ingredients: Recipe (from here)
- 500 g strawberries (better if they sweet & sour)
- 320 g caster sugar
- 1 tablespoon rosewater
- Juice & zest of 1/2 lemon (You also need sterilized jars)
Method: 1. Separate the large strawberries from the small ones and put the large strawberries in a pot.
2. Mash them, or put them in a blender and blend until you get a mixture similar to this: 3. Add the sugar and lemon juice and zest. 4. Turn the heat on low and let simmer until it starts to thicken. Note: Skim the foam formed during simmering off every few minutes. 5. Add the large strawberries and let simmer for a further 15 minutes.
6. Pour the jam into sterilised jars and seal. Enjoy!!!~~~ 🙂 Other strawberry jams around the world: Strawberry and lavender jam Strawberry and rhubarb jam Strawberry and chia seeds jam Strawberry and pomegranate jam