Jams and marmalades are loved by all and are very cost effective when made with seasonal fruit. Right now in Spain strawberries are in abundance and my sister Helena Ballesteros makes a lot of jams with seasonal fruit. She passed me her recipe for strawberry jam which she makes, bottles and sells. She has a real friendly and easy recipe without the use of pectin and her jams taste and stay perfectly.
season fruit, here we have used strawberries, 250 grams
sugar 250 grams
a small piece of apple with the skin for the pectin content
Place the cleaned fruit in a pan with the piece of apple and the sugar and put it on heat to cook. Cook it till the sugar melts and you get a nice thick pulp. Pack the jam into sterilised bottles and screw on the cap tightly. Press bottles in a deep saucepan and cover with water completely. Put on heat till it boils and leave at boiling temperature for 40 minutes. Remove from heat and when cooled remove the bottles from the pan. Now you have your lovely jam ready to eat!!!