There is nothing better than a fresh batch of home-made strawberry jam and please, don’t be put off by thinking that it’s hard work, it isn’t! This is my recipe for Easy Thermomix Strawberry Jam. Right now in Perth, we have strawberries coming out of our ears, and you can often by them direct from the growers, making this a cheaper exercise than buying them from the supermarket or grocer.
If you don’t have a thermomix, just cook the jam in a heavy bottomed pan on the stove. Get it to a rolling boil for about ten minutes. Check the jam using the ‘cold plate test’ technique I mention below.
Easy Thermomix Strawberry Jam
30gr lemon juice
Wash and hull your strawberries.
Place strawberries, sugar and lemon juice into Thermomix bowl and blitz on Turbo (closed lid position) for two blasts. As a result, this should chop the strawberries up just a bit, but not puree them.
Cook for 40min/Varoma/speed1 with the MC off.
Keep an eye on the mixture as it cooks. Remember that it will be molten hot!
Check the consistency of your jam by doing the ‘cold plate test’. Put a plate in the freezer and when it’s cold, place a spoonful of your hot jam onto it. Run your finger through the jam – it shouldn’t be runny. Don’t forget that jam will continue to set over the first 24 hours.
*Using super ripe strawberries will make a firmer setting jam as the sugar content will be higher.
Keep cooking for a further ten minutes if it’s just not thick enough.
When you have the consistency you’d like, pour into sterile jars or store in the fridge.
Perfect on toast or with scones.
For a Vanilla Thermomix Strawberry Jam that uses apple instead of lemon to thicken, go here.
What is your favourite jam flavour?
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