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  • Jam and preserves

  • Strawberry jam

  • Makes about 1l/4kg/ 2 ˝ /b

  • Ingredients

  • 1 kg/ 2lb strawberries
    1 ˝ level teaspoons cream of tartar or 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    900g./3/4lb sugar (three quarters)
    15g ˝oz. Margarine

  • Method

  • 1 Hull and wash the strawberries. Cut them in half and put them in the pan with the cream of tartar or lemon juice.
    2 Simmer very gently in their own juice for about 20 minutes until the fruit is soft. Add the sugar, stir until dissolved, then boil rapidly until setting point is reached.
    3 Add the margarine and stir it around the pan. Allow the jam to cool for 15minutes to prevent the fruit rising in the jars.
    4 Carefully pour into the warm jars, cover, and label.