Make your own strawberry jam

How to make your own strawberry jam might be easier than you think! Here’s our easy recipe, for you to enjoy the bright summer fruit long after summer has gone.

Did you know that berry-picking during the summer and autumn is a longstanding tradition among Norwegians? It’s no secret that Norwegians love berries. Berries are a significant part of Norwegian food traditions and they are a colourful as well as a healthy contribution to the Norwegian lifestyle.

With the many “pick your own” farms around the Uk there is no problem with keeping our tradition. And the two little Scandinavians are probably better pickers than mummy! 😉

1000g fresh strawberries, hulled
400g sugar with pectin
4 tablespoons lemon juice

1. In a heavy bottomed saucepan, crush the strawberries with a potato masher. Bring to boil for 8 – 10 minutes.
2. Add sugar and lemon juice over low heat.
3. Increase heat to high, and bring the mixture to a full rolling boil, until the sugar is dissolved.
4. Transfer to hot sterile jars, leaving 1cm (1/2 in) headspace, and seal. Process any unsealed jars in a water bath. If the jam is going to be eaten right away, don’t bother with processing, and just refrigerate.

Serve on freshly baked bread or norwegian waffles with crème fraîche. Velbekomme!

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