Monday, 2 December 2013

Strawberry & Vanilla Jam

Strawberries are the angels of the earth, innocent and sweet with green leafy wings reaching heavenward.” – Terri Guillemets

Oh how I love the sight of these luscious and juicy red berries!! Come Winter season and you find this delicate super fruit all over the place. We are slightly more privileged being closer to the strawberry farms!

The fact that these are low in calories and a rich source of Vitamin C ,I love to snack on them and can come up with innumerable dessert options!

Strawberry and vanilla jam is a good variation of the classic strawberry jam.It can also be used as a filling for desserts!

This time the entire jar was finished by my folks in 'just tasting'it! 


700 gms            strawberries
350 gms            sugar
2                      vanilla beans
1/2                   lemon
1 1/2 Tbsp         balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 tsp           black pepper
1 1/2 tsp           pectin


Clean and hull the strawberries.I keep them as whole,cut them if you wish to.

Put them in the pan,sprinkle sugar and lemon juice and keep it aside for at least 30 minutes.

Add vanilla and balsamic vinegar. Bring it to a boil on medium heat,stirring frequently.Reduce the heat and cook till the mixture thickens.
Add pectin to the mixture,cook for another 2-3 minutes and remove from the heat.Lastly,add cracked black pepper.

Cool the jam for a few minutes before transferring it to sterilized jars.

PS.Since no preservative is used I keep this jam refrigerated.

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