Strawberry Jam (with whole fruits)

Strawberry Jam (with whole fruits)
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Recipe type: Jam
Cuisine: British
 
Ingredients
  • 2.25kg (5lb) of hulled strawberries
  • 2.25kg (5lb) of sugar
  • 2 small lemons
Instructions
  1. Clean the strawberries and remove all the green leaves and stalks. Take care not to bruise the fruits.
  2. Place the fruits in a large pan and cover them with the sugar.
  3. Leave overnight. (The sugar will draw the moisture out of the strawberries leaving them firm and able to withstand cooking.)
  4. Slowly bring the sugar and berries to the boil on top of the stove.
  5. Skim off any scum that rises to the surface and boil well.
  6. Test for setting by dropping the mix onto a cold plate. If it sets, the jam is ready. If the jam will not set after a good boiling, add the juice of two lemons and test it again.
  7. Pour into hot, sterilized jars and seal quickly whilst still hot.
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