Monday, June 14, 2010

Strawberry Freezer jam

Yesterday I was on a mission...  I wanted to make Strawberry freezer Jam much like Kimba did over at
A Soft Place to Land.  Due to my lack of patients and inability to follow directions (that's why I make a better cook than a baker) I set out to make my jam.
My kids and I trekked to the Farmers Market and bought 4 pints of strawberries. 

We came home, washed and mashed them just like the directions said but here is where I went wrong.  I bought Sure Jell and their recipe calls for 4 cups of sugar to 2 cups of strawberries...  Well I know somewhere I read that you could do 1 1/2 cups of sugar to 4 cups of strawberries ~ after some research it was a different pectin product that has this recipe.  Well being the sceptic that I am I figure the pectin that I had would work just as well with the ingredients I had in mind.  Well wrong-o-reindeer... 

I now have 7 jars of strawberry syrup of sorts.  It still taste great.  I know because I was bound and determine to have some on my toast this morning.  With the  lack of sleep
I had last night I came up with a few other uses for my strawberry syrup...  Warm some up to pour on pancakes, ice cream topping and add to home made ice cream.  I was tired so that was all I could come up with...

As always, Karie

1 comment:

  1. Don't you just hate when a project goes wrong? Sounds like you salvaged the syrup though.

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