This year’s first batch of strawberry jam

Strawberries and sugar

This year we had bought some jam sugar when we were in England so I decided to try it out with the strawberries I had picked today.

They weighed just over 1kg so I added 400g of jam sugar and scrunched them up with my hands in a bowl.

Strawberries with sugar juice

I poured the mixture into a frying pan and brought it to the boil. I left it to boil for another 10 minutes before pouring into clean, sterilised jam jars.

Boiling the strawberries

In previous attempts, I skimmed the foam from the surface but this time I didn’t bother. As they say in Spain “Si no mata, engorda” (= What doesn’t kill you will make you fat).

The end product