How to make strawberry jam
June is strawberry season. Here is a brief tutorial on how to make strawberry jam.
1. Boil jars & lids.
2. Wash strawberries.
3. put on an apron.
4. combine equal parts strawberries and sugar.
put it in a big pot, let sit 15 – 30 minutes to dissolve.
Turn on the heat. Boil; evaporate the water; stir; reduce; stir; it thickens; stir. Stir some more.
When the mixture drips slowly from a metal spoon in a non-watery fashion, pour into jars using a wide mouth funnel. Put a lid on it. Hope for the best. What you want is something not too thin, not too thick. I always go too far & end up with too-thick jam. Better too thin than too thick. You can always boil it a little longer, but it’s much harder to go back in time.
Don’t worry about the mess. It’s just sugar.