Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Strawberry Jam

About 3 punnets of strawberries (so cheap right now!)
pure apple juice
gelatine or agar agar
Take off green bits, wash and cut strawberries in half.
Put the strawberries in a medium saucepan
Pour enough apple juice into the saucepan to cover half the strawberries
(so, there is double the amount of berries to liquid. The strawberries will cook down so you don't need heaps of liquid.)
Bring to the boil and simmer until the strawberries are soft.
Mix 1 teaspoon of agar agar with some boiling water to disolve.
Add to the strawberry mixture and mix well.
(at this point you could use some gelatine- only use a small amount like half a sachet mixes with some boiling water)
This was honestly the easiest recipe!!
FYI: Nutrition says about agar agar
This food is low in Sodium, and very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Potassium and Zinc, and a very good source of Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium and Manganese.
So do try it!

1 of you love me enough to comment...:

Cinders said...

Thats a good idea Ash - thanks for the recipe.