Strawberry and Rose Jam

Hello everyone!

20130911-215812.jpg 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!! 😀

photo 2St Kilda Beach

photo 4Yarra River, with views of Melbourne CBD in the distance photo 1The iconic Flinders Street Train Station

Ingredients: Recipe (from here) 20130910-224312.jpg

  • 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.

20130910-224359.jpg 2. Mash them, or put them in a blender and blend until you get a mixture similar to this: 20130910-224516.jpg 3. Add the sugar and lemon juice and zest. 20130910-224550.jpg 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. 20130910-224625.jpg 5. Add the large strawberries and let simmer for a further 15 minutes.

20130910-225534.jpgUntil it looks like this: (Be careful not to overcook it, otherwise the strawberries might go too mushy!)

20130911-213650.jpg 6. Pour the jam into sterilised jars and seal. 20130911-214352.jpg Enjoy!!!~~~ 🙂 Other strawberry jams around the world: Strawberry and lavender jam Strawberry and rhubarb jam Strawberry and chia seeds jam Strawberry and pomegranate jam

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7 thoughts on “Strawberry and Rose Jam

  1. 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!

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    1. 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 🙂

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