Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Make this now, or; Nigel Slater's amazing strawberry jam

This is all that remains of the strawberry jam I made to go with the garden party scones. Yes, it was that good. Eat it with a spoon on it's own good. I can take no credit for it, all I did was follow NIgel Slater's recipe, which was perfect. I seriously think you should stop what you're doing, hunt out strawberries and a lemon and make this right now. It doesn't have much sugar in, and so won't keep like ordinary jam, but you won't need to worry about that believe me!

Nigel Slater's Strawberry Jam for eating immediately (recipe from the Observer Magazine)

750g Strawberries
215g Sugar
Juice of half a lemon

Rinse and hull the strawberries but don't dry them. Put them in a pan with the sugar and lemon juice. Roughly smush with a fork then place them over a low to medium heat. Stir occasionally for 15-20 mins, spooning off the pink froth as you go. The jam should be think enough to fall slowly from a spoon, but not to set. Enjoy with scones, yoghurt, or simply by the spoonful out of the jar!

Thank you Mr Slater, your jam rocked our world.

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