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Miss Grunge's Strawberry Jam modification from EDC
« on: January 08, 2011, 07:54:02 am »
Strawberry Jam - now foolproof!
on: Today at 09:34:31 AM      

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I have developed a foolproof tweak to get the strawberry jam to set, based on my old favourite recipe.  I tried the EDC recipe and got strawberry sauce, delicious over icecream         But if you want to make set jam, try this:
Everyday Cooking
p145

Strawberry Jam

Ingredients
500g Strawberries
1/2 cup lemon juice
480g sugar
1/2 pkt (25g) Jamsetta

Method
 As per recipe book



Good luck (you won't need it!),
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Re: Miss Grunge's Strawberry Jam modification from EDC
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2011, 01:43:31 am »
This recipe may be foolproof - but unfortunately it is not Karen-proof!  I had trouble with the EDC method too, finding that my jam ended up liquid.  So I tried this adaptation today, and it STILL ended up liquid.  The only way I have found to get my jam to set is to finish it off with 10 minutes at varoma temp (with a Chux and the basket over the top to prevent spitting).

I am not sure if the reason why my jam doesnt set it that I have pre-prepared and frozen strawberries in 500g lots, and then thaw it each time I make jam.  As it thaws, a lot of juice comes out of the berries.  I use the juice in the jam - maybe I should drain off the juice before making jam??
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Re: Miss Grunge's Strawberry Jam modification from EDC
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2011, 09:16:16 am »
I also have that problem with frozen berries.  I usually tip off some of the juice (about half) and then cook it for a bit longer also. Strawberry jam is the worst for not setting!!!

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Re: Miss Grunge's Strawberry Jam modification from EDC
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2011, 12:32:55 pm »
I use frozen berries (bought frozen from the berry place) and not had a problem. Everytime I look at the liquid and panic but tip it in and works fine.

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Re: Miss Grunge's Strawberry Jam modification from EDC
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2011, 03:23:04 am »
Thanks Miss G! With strawberries so cheap right now in Perth, I bought 4 punnets yesterday. I'm making one batch of jam right now.
I wasn't sure whether to make the full kilo, well 980g by the time they're hulled and yukky ones taken out, so am doing it in two batches. I was a bit worried about excess spitting and bubbling over.

Smells divine!! Cream matches for dessert tonight.
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Re: Miss Grunge's Strawberry Jam modification from EDC
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2011, 11:48:13 am »
Hi all, want to make some strawberry jam to serve with scones at the school fete.  Meganjane did yours set okay?  I guess if I pour off the liquid as Cookie suggests it should be right?
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Re: Miss Grunge's Strawberry Jam modification from EDC
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2011, 07:07:17 am »
Lellyj I use fresh strawberries and an equal amount of CSR jam setting sugar and mine sets. I think frozen strawbs would be different.
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Re: Miss Grunge's Strawberry Jam modification from EDC
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2011, 08:27:08 am »
Thanks so much  :)
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Re: Miss Grunge's Strawberry Jam modification from EDC
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2011, 09:14:24 am »
Lellyj you could also use quirky Jo's naturally sweetened jam with agar agar it sets really thickly :) and is a super fast recipe at 8 mins
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Re: Miss Grunge's Strawberry Jam modification from EDC
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2011, 12:58:37 am »
Thanks for the tweaking! Hopefully next time I will not end up with strawberry sauce.

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Re: Miss Grunge's Strawberry Jam modification from EDC
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2011, 06:01:53 am »
Lellyj I use fresh strawberries and an equal amount of CSR jam setting sugar and mine sets. I think frozen strawbs would be different.

Cookie, where did you buy your jam setting sugar, looked for it in Coles and couldn't find it , bought jam setta, which worked a treat.
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Re: Miss Grunge's Strawberry Jam modification from EDC
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2011, 07:59:40 am »
Coles only seem to have it Bedlam. It is with all the other sugars but is in 1kg packs and the pack is pink. Jamsetta would be just as good and possibly cheaper.
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Re: Miss Grunge's Strawberry Jam modification from EDC
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2011, 08:23:34 am »
Can't believe how good the jam is cookie.  Made some mulberry today. Oo I feel so clever!
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Re: Miss Grunge's Strawberry Jam modification from EDC
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2011, 06:02:28 am »
Isn't it wonderful. Last summer I went to the Spud Shed abd bought fruit cheaply and made lots of jams. Only DD and I eat it though.
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Re: Miss Grunge's Strawberry Jam modification from EDC
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2011, 08:41:41 am »
Cookie, would you mind explaining how long you cook the jam for and what temperature.  I used 500g fresh strawberries and 500g jam setting sugar and still got strawberry sauce, which will be great for flavouring yogurt but not great for serving with scones at the fete.  I cooked it on 100c for 35 minutes as per EDC and then another 10 minutes.  I didn't read Karen's tip about 10 minutes of varoma until now, so could have tried that, I guess.  I have been given a lot of strawberries to make jam out of and thought it would be easy!  Thanks for your help!
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