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Redcurrant strawberry jam, the easy way!

on 26/06/2016

It has rained for a while now, in these parts of Belgium. So, I headed over to our allotment & needed to harvest a lot of strawberries & the first of the red ruby red currants! This year, we have a smaller harvest of juicy red sweet strawberries. What a pity! Today, I harvested these lovely strawberries & a lot of the first juicy ruby red currants,….ooh yes! And guess what I made with them: redcurrant strawberry jam! Easy peasy! Here is the lovely easy video:

Recipe: For a whole lot of jam

Ingredients:

1 kg red juicy red currants, cleaned, pad dry & no stalks please!

500 gr juicy ripe strawberries, cleaned, hulled & each cut up into 2

500 gr jam sugar that only needs 4 minutes of cooking

extra needed: sterilized jam pots & lids, a funnel, a smaller soup ladle

note: I sterilize my jam pots & lids one wash in my dishwasher. It is easy this way. You can put them in the dishwasher at the same time, you mix your fruit & jam sugar. Leave the pot for 3 hours at the kitchen counter to infuse the flavors & sugar. My dishwasher cycle lasted for 3 hours. So, I could relax. 😉

Method:

  1. Take a fitted large cooking pot & add your red currants & strawberry halves in it. Add jam sugar & mix it through the berries with a spoon. Leave it to rest for 3 hours. The berries will absorb a lot of the sugar. Now, before boiling, I mashed a lot of my berries with a potato masher, like 10 times. That is what I want. You can leave them whole, if you like but you need many red currants to pop because they have that glorious pectin in them!:)
  2. Heat up on medium heat. When boiling, lower your heat & let the mix boil for 4-5 minutes, stirring often. This is all said on the package. Fill, your hot jam into your jam pot until nearly full, with help of a funnel & soup paddle. Place the fitted lid really good on. Turn the pots upside down to make it vacuüm. Be careful not to spill any jam, it will be really hot! When cooled down, turn jam pots back & label them. Store them in a cool dry place for later use. Enjoy! :) These last for more than 1 year in a dry cupboard, but they won’t stand that long! They also make an ideal food gift! 😉 ♥ Stay Tuned & subscribe by email! Join 1,800 email subscribers now!!! It is free!!!! Click the link here below to subscribe!!!

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17 responses to “Redcurrant strawberry jam, the easy way!

  1. Eva Taylor says:

    I’ve not sterilized in the dishwasher before, great idea! I’m planning on making strawberry jam this year.

  2. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    Must be very delicious with homegrown berries!

  3. elliebleu says:

    I love the use of red currants. I forgot how wonderful they are in jam.

  4. It has rained so much here, it just hasn’t stopped!

  5. Sumith Babu says:

    Hello sophie, I want to nominate you for Blogger Recognition Award:)) hopefully you will accept it. Its a form of online award given by one blogger to another. Here is the link. https://keralas.live/2016/06/27/blogger-recognition-award/ You may use image of your choice. Thank you. I visited your site several times; to nominate you, but I wasn’t sure if you will accept it. Thanking you. Sumith.

    • Sophie33 says:

      Thanks, dear Sumith! But I won’t accept it because in the beginning of my blog, I accepted them & wrote about them too. Official, this will be my 450th award! 😉
      Now, I deleted this category on my blog, 2 years ago. Thanks, but I rather not. xxx But thanks for thinking of me! 🙂

  6. Susan says:

    Delicious! And beautiful too, my dear Sophie!!

  7. I love homemade jam! It makes a wonderful hostess gift, too–especially with fresh baked bread. 😊

  8. Anna says:

    I made your lovely tasty jam & loved your video too! I subscribed to your youtube channel !!!

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