Strawberry Lime Jam Time…

“Doubtless God

could have made a better berry,

than the strawberry,

but doubtless God never did.”

~ William Allen Butler

I love strawberries ๐Ÿ“

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and they are now in season in the UK.

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These complimentary-coloured fruits

will deliver the zing in this fruity jam.

Ingredients:

  • 400g strawberries
  • 2ย  limes, juice & zest
  • 200g jam sugar (the one with pectin added)
  • 2 tbs Cointreau
  • Grinding of black pepper

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Oh yum…I want one!

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In with the lime juice and zest.

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Add the warmed jam sugar.

Method:

  1. Remove the stalks and hull the strawberries, zest and juice the limes.
  2. Put the strawberries, zest andย  juice in a pan and watch the fruit cook down
  3. Add the warmed sugar and stir over a gentle heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Bring to the boil and cook for about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Add the Cointreau and a grinding of black pepper and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and test for setting a point by puttingย a little of the hot jam onto a chilled saucer.
  7. Leave to cool in the pan for about for 10 minutes.
  8. Pour into sterilised jars, cool, the pop in the fridge.

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Now add the Cointeau and black pepper.

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Have your sterilised jars at the ready.

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I think I may need to make some jam tarts and scones!

Enjoy,ย 

Frances ๐Ÿ“

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