Jordbær Syltetøj (Strawberry Jam)

Difficulty Date Source Stars Prep Time Cook Time Yields
Medium 06.07.2009 JF 30 - 60 minutes 30 2 glasses
Since I can't get "Den Gamle Fabrik" jam here easily, it's not that difficult to do it yourself, although due to the flavor and sweetness of strawberries, it takes some playing around.
Ingredients Steps
  • 500 g strawberries
  • 500 g sugar
  • 5 dl water (bottle)
  • 1 vanilla pod (scraped)
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 1 tsp gelatin (flavorless)
  • European/English cucumbers (the long thin kind)
  • Sugar
  • Vinegar
  • (Pickling) Salt (Non-iodized) (can use regular KOSHER!!!)
01. Remove green from strawberries.
02. Add water, vanilla and strawberries to a pot on medium high heat. Sprinkle with HALF of the sugar to bring out the juices.
03. When it starts to cook, keep stirring and when reduced by a quarter, add as much lemon juice as you like. I prefer more as I think it brightens the flavor, but you might not.
04. Also pour 1 dl of the juice into a bowl and stir in 2 tbsp gelatin (per quart of total product) and add to refrigerator (or freezer) and wait until completely cold.
05. Then add back to the simmering jam and stir for a minute.
06. Taste for sugar and/or lemon juice and store in sterilized jars.