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Re: Strawberry Conserve
« Reply #60 on: September 21, 2014, 06:14:09 am »
80c punnets so have a batch of this with a whole pear no jamsetta on the go with a fresh batch of strawberry liqueur started. Still 6 punnets left...

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Re: Strawberry Conserve
« Reply #61 on: September 21, 2014, 06:41:50 am »
how did it go ?  was there enough pectin in the pear ?

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Re: Strawberry Conserve
« Reply #62 on: September 23, 2014, 03:03:33 pm »
We were so tired tonight we had toast with this on for dinner. Just lovely.
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Re: Strawberry Conserve
« Reply #63 on: September 25, 2014, 08:08:50 pm »
help made some strawberry jam a few weeks ago but it set very very  hard, what can i do to fix it ACW ?
i don't need a recipe i'm italian

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Re: Strawberry Conserve
« Reply #64 on: September 25, 2014, 09:44:43 pm »
help made some strawberry jam a few weeks ago but it set very very  hard, what can i do to fix it ACW ?

Tips it back into TMX with a bit of water and bring it to the boil.  Test on cold plate from freezer.  Should wrinkle when you push your finger through it.
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Re: Strawberry Conserve
« Reply #65 on: September 25, 2014, 11:04:37 pm »
thanks, will give that a go  :-*
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Re: Strawberry Conserve
« Reply #66 on: November 29, 2014, 08:19:18 pm »
I got my hands on some early season strawberries this week so made this, for the first time, yesterday.  I used the whole apple, most of the juice of a largish lemon, no jamsetta and a little less sugar (50 / 50 rapadura and white).  The cooking time was interrupted, but I would guess that it got an extra 10 minutes at the 100 degree mark.  It has turned out beautifully and I am very pleased.  Thanks to Chookie for the recipe and to everyone else who posted changes and ideas.
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Re: Strawberry Conserve
« Reply #67 on: November 30, 2014, 07:48:59 pm »
Marina,  glad it worked out.  Love strawberry jam but it is a real treat with the price of strawberries.
Yesterday I made the Lemon and Carrot Marmalade. Worked out at 50 cents a large jar. I used Meyer lemons and replaced some of the water with lemon juice.

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Re: Strawberry Conserve
« Reply #68 on: December 01, 2014, 02:35:01 am »
The conserve was somewhat more expensive than your marmalade, Chookie, but it was so delicious I'm not too fussed at the cost!
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Re: Strawberry Conserve
« Reply #69 on: December 01, 2014, 03:01:04 am »
The conserve was somewhat more expensive than your marmalade, Chookie, but it was so delicious I'm not too fussed at the cost!
Still cheaper and better than what you would buy.

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Re: Strawberry Conserve
« Reply #70 on: December 10, 2014, 12:15:44 pm »
When picking up some milk today saw lots of strawberry punnets for $1 each so thought I would buy some and make this up, I'm not really a jam eater but thought I could give them away at Christmas. It looks good but is still cooling and it fit into 4 jars perfectly so I'll have to hope it tastes good as I'll be giving it all away. I was a little dissapointed that the fruit didn't remain whole.

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Re: Strawberry Conserve
« Reply #71 on: December 10, 2014, 06:11:28 pm »
Don't worry about the taste, Wonder, if I can make it you can too and the taste is great ... I used a little less vanilla as I don't like that flavour to be too dominant.  Some of my strawberries went a bit mushy but, for me, that was OK, I wasn't making for gifts, however, I shouldn't think whomever you are giving these to will even notice.
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Re: Strawberry Conserve
« Reply #72 on: December 13, 2014, 03:43:02 am »
I have just made this using half frozen cherries, that I had in the freezer, and the other half fresh cherries. I licked the bowl, the spatula and the saucer I used to test it. Very yummy.
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Re: Strawberry Conserve
« Reply #73 on: January 01, 2015, 09:26:40 am »
I've finally made great strawberry jam. Thanks chookie its a brilliant recipe and totally foolproof. I used a whole pink lady Apple and large lemon (no jamsetta) and cooked 10mins longer as per the other girls did. The color is so vibrant and all natural.

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Re: Strawberry Conserve
« Reply #74 on: January 01, 2015, 09:59:56 am »
My pleasure Kimmyh.  It does look nice.