Every once in a while I want to post about something that has nothing to do with business. And since June is just about here, that means strawberries in my neck of the woods. And every year, strawberry jam is the first in my jammin' adventures.
It's fun, it's rewarding and soooo delicious. No matter how much I make, it is usually all gone by the time the next season gets here.
Many of you may already jam, if my suspicions are right. But if you have never jammed before...there's always a first time. Here ya go...
Start with fresh strawberries. Usually get them the same day you plan to jam or the day before at most. Six quarts made three batches of eight 8-oz jars, for a total of 24.
Instead of cutting the green top off, use a straw that you push up through the bottom of the berry and it pops the top right off. Easy!
Gather your tools. I have a steamer instead of the usual water bath method. I like it better and think it's easier. This is a Weck steamer/processor.
Food processor to chop the berries. But you only pulse intermittently so you don't totally puree them. You want pieces and even a couple whole berries.
Pour the cooked strawberries into your jars that have been washed in soapy hot water. Put your lids on the jars and process for about 10-12 minutes.
Et voila!! Perfect confitures de fraises. :)