Thursday, November 5, 2009

Homemade Strawberry Jam



Now is the harvest season for strawberries in Cameron Highlands. During our one-day trip there, we bought 5 boxes (12 pieces each box) for merely RM10. Don't be fooled by its bloody red appearances, it tastes rather bland and sour unlike those imported from Australia. However, it is still worth to try as you can't get strawberry at that kind of price anywhere else.

To consume the balance 2 boxes of ripe strawberries, I turned them into sweet strawberry jam. This is a healthy homemade jam with no preservatives. It definitely tastes better than the strawberry itself. The juicy jam is excellent to go with bread. For my breakfast experiment, I add the strawberry jam into a cup of oats....yumyum...it makes the healthy drink so fragrant.


Ingredients:

280 gm of ripe strawberries
100ml water
80gm sugar

Method:

1. Clean the strawberries and get it smashed.

2. In a non-stick saucepan, add all the ingredients and simmer under medium heat for the first 10 minutes. Stir from time to time.

3. Turn the fire to low flame, and continue stirring till the jam thickens.

4. Leave it cool, store in air-tight container, and keep in fridge.

21 comments:

Anncoo said...

WOW! Really makes me drooling...Will wait for the Korean strawberry to arrive to make this :)

New Kid on the Blog said...

you're cool, pal!!

thenomadGourmand said...

nice! Its true..the CH strawberries are not that nice

tigerfish said...

You wow-ed me :D

SimpleGirl said...

how long it can be kept? any idea?

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

yes.... some cameron strawberry rather sour. But some are ok. lol

Lingzie said...

yummy!! actually when i was younger i didn't like jam cos i thought it was sweet and sour-ish at the same time and also taste very artificial.
but somehow now i find i'm starting to like jam especially good quality strawberry jam!

Steven Goh said...

looks like easy to prepare. However, the toughest part is to get a fresh and nice strawberry, unless my house is on top of Cameron :)

allie said...

Cool, homemade strawberry jam. This sound easy. I'm definitely gonna try it out as I love strawberry jam :) Thanks for sharing!

noobcook said...

Kudos to u! the jam looks fantastic, I bet home made tastes so much better! I wish I am at Cameron highlands now to buy cheap and fresh strawberries :D

Big Boys Oven said...

nice and easy! :)

Big Boys Oven said...

nice and easy! :)

daphne said...

u r amazing..even make your own jam now? gosh.. That looks beautiful!

mimid3vils said...

wow, ur DIY item is getting more professional!!! Bravo!!

Selba said...

My mom always makes homemade jams and one of her favorite is strawberry jam :)

I really like the way you snap the pictures!

Food For Tots said...

It's really wonderful to make your own jam. Looks so delicious!! ;)

Little Inbox said...

Anncoo, is Korean strawberry tastes good?

New Kid, strawberry jam is easy to make. I just got to know it after hands-on.

thenomadGormand, CH strawberries mostly sour :(

tigerfish, LOL, you should try it when the strawberry season comes. It's quite easy to make.

SimpleGirl, I think 2 to 3 weeks shouldn't be any problem.

Little Inbox said...

Food Paradise, so far, I've not get a chance to taste sweet strawberries from Cameron Highlands. :(

Lingzie, me too. I seldom take bread with jam. But I really love this home made strawberry jam.

Steven, yes, the steps are pretty straight forward.

allie, no problem. Try it if you like.

BBO, yes you are right!

Little Inbox said...

noobcook, hehe thanks.

daphne, actually it's quite easy to make strawberry jam. Australia strawberries will definitely produce better quality of jam.

mimid3vils, oh thank you! :)

Selba, thanks.

Food For Tots, I hope you can try to make one if you found fresh strawberries one day. :)

azmil said...

Thanks for the recipe. Going to try it out. I'm living in Cameron. If you all want some sweet strawberries try this place. Raju's Strawberry his ones are sweet. He has been planting strawberries for years. And also he says that if it rains non stop daily the strawberry will come out sour.

A Layman's Guide to Cameron Highlands

Shabs.. said...

I just made a batch of strawberry jam,with 250g of strwberries and 125g of sugar. I might reduce the sugar to 100 gm next time.. Added lemon juice to set the jam....Ur pics looks real good, hence the visit. Visit my blog whne u find time:)
Shabs.

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