Strawberry-Lavender Jam

Recipe by Thorsten
READY IN: 2hrs 50mins

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 12
  • 500
    g super gelling sugar (Dr. Oetker Super Gelling Sugar 3-1)
  • 18 -20
    sprigs lavender, inflorescences and sprigs (see note)
  • 2
    tablespoons lime juice
  • 4
    tablespoons orange juice
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DIRECTIONS

  • For this recipe you need 1.5 kg cleaned and hulled strawberries.
  • Cut the strawberries into pieces and put into a suited pot.
  • Add sugar and lime juice. Mix and let stand for 2 hours.
  • Bind the lavender sprigs with the inflorescences together. Add to the strawberries.
  • Bring to a boil over medium high heat stirring all the time.
  • Let cook for 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Then remove from heat and remove the lavender.
  • Add 4 tablespoons of orange juice. If you like you can mash now the strawberries as you would like them in your jam.
  • Fill into twist off preserving jars and close jars. Let stand for 1 minute and then turn up side down. Let stand for 10 minutes and turn over again. Let cool completely.
  • NOTE on lavender: I use lavender inflorescences while flowering. I cut the leaving about 15cm of the sprig at the inflorescence. If you can't get fresh lavender you can sub it by about 8 teaspoons of dried lavender flowers (but that is a guess).
  • NOTE on "Dr. Oetker's Super Gelling Sugar 3:1". Dr. Oetker is a well known brand in Germany. There are several gelling sugars available. The "3:1" super gelling sugar already contains pectin and you only need 1/3 of sugar. If you can't get it, you could also use Dr. Oetker's 2:1 super gelling sugar.
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