Finally. it’s strawberry time again and rhubarb as well. Perfect timing for strawberry-rhubarb jam. Oh dear, I love strawberries and rhubarb so much. There is literally no better combination on earth. It’s both so tasty and you can do so much out of it. Simply great. I just made some strawberry water and I’ sure there will be some recipes with rhubarb or strawberries here soon. But today let’s start with my favorite jam.
Home-made jam is so easy. There are just a few things to keep in mind and in no time you have a wonderful tasty jam. Again this is one of those things better not to buy but make it by yourself. Like that you get any combination you like and the texture you like most. I love to give away jam as well. It’s a family thing, whenever one of us makes jam or something, the others get some as well. Mx aunt has a huge garden and so many fruit, I always get the fruit and am supposed “to make something out of it”. Perfect. Sadly, she neither has rhubarb nor strawberries but redcurrant, apples, plums, pears, elderberries, gooseberries, grapes and walnuts. That is so amazing.
Back to the jam. You only need 3 ingredients: fruit, sugar and jars. A blender and a pot would be nice as well 😀 It is very important to sterilize the jars and the lids, because otherwise there might be bacteria on it for example and like that the jam would get moldy quite fast. But it is very easy. Put the jars in the oven for 15 minutes at 130 °C and cook the lids in cooking water for 5 minutes. Just don’t wait too long after sterilizing it until you fill them with jam.
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- 200g strawberries (without the stalk)
- 150g rhubarb (peeled)
- 170g-200g sugar or if you like it steadier, you can use jam sugar
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- Sterilize the jars.
- Cut the Strawberries and the rhubarb in tiny pieces and put them in a pot.
- Add the sugar and let it boil for 5-10 minutes. Stir a few times and then puree it. I like it quite soft but you can leave some pieces in it if you like.
- Now fill it in the jars and seal it well. Put in on the lid and let it cool down. like that there is not so much air on top.
Of course, there are more ways to eat jam than on a sandwich. I love putting a pinch of it in a champagne glas and fill it with sparkling wine, prosecco or even just wine 😉 It is very tasty and not too sweet. You can use it for cakepops or cakes as well. And sometimes I even like it in smoothies. If you have any strawberries left, take a bottle and fill it with water put some cut strawberries in and let it rest over night. It is so delicious and a perfect alternative for water. You can even add a slice of lime or lemon and some mint leaves. Amazing 🙂