Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Handpicked Strawberries put to use--- Strawberry Cinnamon Jam

 First of all Thanks to all of you for compliments and beautiful comments on the Black Forest Cake. My nephew loved the cake and enjoyed it a lot. Infact everyone loved the cake. I guess I would have to make it  again soon for my husband.

Saturday was a beautiful day and we all decided to go to the Fruit picking farm and pick some fresh strawberries. It was a huge farm and there were so many people out there picking strawberries. After having our picnic lunch, we went in to the farm to hunt the best strawberries. As all the grown ups were busy picking Berries, my nephew wanted to eat them right away. We were carrying a bottle of water to wash the strawberries so that he could eat and he surely was enjoying them. My niece on the other hand was busy with herself and signing her rhymes and tapping her feets and clapping :) It was so cute watching both of them.

Look at these Fresh Strawberries 

There were so many Strawberries at home and I was tempted to make something out of them. I decided to make some delicious Strawberry Jam and I added Cinnamon to it for that extra something :) . I didn't know that homemade Jam could be this delicious. You would never want to go back to store bought Jam.
I am already excited to make more Jam's using different fruits.

Here is the Strawberry-Cinnamon Jam recipe for you (Click here for printable recipe)

2 Cups (Washed, Hulled and Mashed Strawberries) - I mashed mine in the small chopper. You can use hand blender too. If you like your Jam chunky, just mash using hands.
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Tsp Lemon Juice
1 Tsp Cinnamon Powder

1. In a pan add Mashed Strawberries. Add Lemon Juice and Sugar to it and mix. Leave it aside for 1/2 an hour.
2. Put the pan on the gas and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved.
3. Increase heat to high, and bring the mixture to a full rolling boil.

4. Put the flame to medium low and add Cinnamon to it.Boil stirring often until most of the liquid is absorbed and mixture thickens. It could take approximately 25-30 minutes.
5. Perform a gel test: Place a spoonful of jam on chilled plate, and return to freezer. Wait 1 to 2 minutes; remove plate from freezer, Run your finger through the jam on the plate... if it doesn't try to run back together (if you can make a line through it with your finger); its ready.
6.After jam passes the gel test, remove from heat. Pour warm jam into sterile jars. Give the Jar waterbath for 20 minutes.
7. Seal and refrigerate for upto 3 months.

Enjoy your homemade fresh Jam with bread and buns at breakfast....Yummyyy!!!
                                            Closer look at the Gorgeous Red, flavorful Jam

    2 cups of Strawberries gave 14oz of Jam ...M enjoying it!


Sarah Naveen said...

Sounds like a great combo..nice clicks...

Sanjana said...

Ouhhh yum! What a great picture, too! Jam on toast for breakfast? :)

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

Lovely jam! Nothing beats homemade, for sure :) Love that fresh, vibrant rosy red!

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

Lovely jam! Nothing beats homemade, for sure :) Love that fresh, vibrant rosy red!

Jayashree said...

Picking strawberries sounds like so much fun. Love the beautiful red of the jam.

Jay said...

Yummy recipe...! cute pic..this goes to my must try list dear.

Priya said...

Wat a catchy and flavourful jam dear..

Madhura Manoj said...

Wow Looks delicious.Nice click

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Oh the fresh grown strawberries are so good and the jam is wonderful!

Bon appetite!

Princess said...

Wow - what a great recipe for jam. I must try this sometime.

Maaya said...

wow this has so much color and aroma.. yummy!

Uma said...

colorful n delicious!

Deepti said...

Lovely Jam that too with fresh starwberries...can imagine the taste...Awesome clicks too !!

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Nithu Bala said...

Wow! very colorful yummy homemade jam..beautiful pictures too..very tempting..

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