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!! 😀
Yarra River, with views of Melbourne CBD in the distance The iconic Flinders Street Train Station
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.
Until it looks like this: (Be careful not to overcook it, otherwise the strawberries might go too mushy!)
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
7 thoughts on “Strawberry and Rose Jam”
Thanks so much for sharing my strawberry lavender jam recipe. Strawberry and rose–amazing! I’m only sad that I’ll have to wait until next spring to be able to try it out 😦
You’re welcome!! I will give your recipe a go too, it sounds wonderful! 😉 thanks for dropping by, have an awesome day! 🙂
The steps look so easy and simple to follow and the end result looks delicious. I have never made jam before, I think I should try…thanks for sharing. This is very encouraging. Have a wonderful weekend!
You know Liz I made strawberry jam once before and I really don’t like it when it’s overly sweet and puts you off after a teaspoon.. This recipe however is just the perfect balance between sweet and sour. I hope you like it too , thanks so much for dropping by, Have an awesome week 🙂
I am glad to hear this. I have to try and make jam, too. Thanks and enjoy the rest of the week!