Sunday, 8 July 2012

Strawberry Jam?... Yes please!


I had a punnet of strawberries in the fridge (that I was supposed to take to work during the week at an attempt to be healthy) instead I thought I may as well use them to show you how I make strawberry jam. Trust me you have to try it .. just too easy! 

Instead of lines of instruction I thought pictures tell a thousand words so here we go....

What you need - Microwave proof bowl, sugar, measuring jug, knife and punnet of strawberries. 

Wash and quarter the strawberries and put into the bowl.. if you like your jam chunky like me, just half them. 

Add 3/4 cup of sugar... but that is pretty rough - I like to freestyle cook. Add just over a quarter of a cup of lemon juice. This acts as the setting agent. Then just put the bowl into the microwave (don't cover) for about 4mins...

Then you get this mushy mix...

Stir and put back into the microwave for about 15mins. 

Make sure you have a sterilised jar ready! 

This is the final mixture... its all runny... but don't worry it sets as it cools. 

Put the hot jam into the jar... 

Flip the jar upside down for a few mins . I have no idea why but the recipe says so...


The perfect sunday arvo snack. 

Give this a whirl ...its mega easy and makes you wonder why you bother with the bought stuff! 

I adapted the recipe from : 


  1. Yummm I am going to make this!!

    Did you just put the jar in boiling water?

    1. I think technically your supposed to put the jars in the oven after u wash them but I am not that tricky. I just washed them thoroughly ... And then put them in boiling water for a bit, then on a drying rack.

      I don't store the jam in the cupboard, I put straight into the fridge and I figure I will eat it all before I contaminate it lol

  2. Well well arent you the domestic goddess !!!!!

    Also the jar made me think of a story my sister and I put hot oil into a jar once - EXPLOSIONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN it could have killed us an oily glass bomb.

  3. hahahahah love it!

    help me with my hair decision i'm totally lost! you are damn good with hair! x