How to make strawberry jam without pectin or processed sugar taste sensational
As you may have gathered I just adore strawberries- and this year we have so much to celebrate: Following some lovely warm weather in March, April bought cooler weather offering us the perfect growing conditions for the British strawberry to thrive. These temperatures are providing the UK with a bumper crop of beautiful berries, up 10% on last year’s! With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Wimbledon and the Olympic Games only days and weeks away, we have every reason to celebrate with the Nation’s favourite fruit.
Strawberries can be enjoyed in so many ways, and this sugar-free jam really brings out the taste of our Great British Strawberry. If you keep your jam-making on a small scale (as recommended in this recipe), you can make it, as your strawberries ripen.
Natural Mother’s tip: The smaller the batch, the tastier the jam!
Here’s a great idea for a perfect summer tea picnic
How to Make Strawberry Jam Without Sugar
( makes 2 small jars)
What you need
- 2lbs/900g of strawberries
- 120ml/1/2 cup of wildflower honey (mild)
- 120ml/ 1/2 cup of genuine maple syrup
- 2 tbsp of water
- 2 tbsp of tapioca flour
What to do
Wash the strawberries under the tap before cutting them up finely. Place them into a preserving pan with the honey and maple syrup. Bring the mixture to the boil and simmer until it has reduced by about a third to around 750ml or 3 cups. In a small bowl, stir the tapioca and water together before adding that to the berry mixture until it thickens. This won’t take long so be careful not to overcook, or you’ll loose out on that gorgeous fresh strawberry flavour. Spoon your freshly made jam into a couple of oven sterilised jam jars and allow to cool before storing them in the fridge.
Bonne Appétit x
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Rebecca Watkins worked as a professional photo journalist and travelled the world with her husband John, before settling down as a stay at home mother to their three daughters. They have recently moved back from the French Alps to an old cottage in Devon, England. Rebecca’s days are filled with visits to the beach, animated discussions and in the best moments, happiness and creativity in her family home of five. The other moments are filled with craziness and chaos and she loves those too.