Strawberry & Balsamico Jam

Strawberry & Balsamico Jam

Celebrating the tail-end of B.C’s amazing strawberry crop — and spreading the enjoyment throughout the year.

7 Responses to “Strawberry & Balsamico Jam”

  1. 1 Birju 10 July 2010 at 1:59 pm

    that looks amazing! i love jam! hope you’re having a wonderful weekend :)

  2. 2 Donna 11 July 2010 at 1:23 am

    sounds fab. ratios?

    • 3 mbjesq 20 July 2010 at 10:20 pm

      Here are my notes on this batch:

      12 cups fresh, local, amazing BC strawberries ($18.33 for 6.13 pounds from Kin’s Market)
      4.5 t pectin*
      6 t calcium water*
      1.5 cups sugar
      0.5 cups honey
      0.5 cups balsamico
      Yield: 3.25 liters (3 – 250ml and 5 – 500ml jars)

      * Because I aim to use as little sugar or honey as possible, I like to use Pomona’s Universal Pectin, which uses calcium powder mixed in water as an activator.

      The key to this batch was the astonishing quality of the strawberries. They were small, fragrant, sweet, and deeply infused with flavor. They were very much like French strawberries, and nothing like the large, wooden, tasteless berries one finds in the supermarket.

      • 4 Donna 20 July 2010 at 10:29 pm

        Don’t think I’ve ever tried Pomona’s, but it sounds like just the ticket for berries that are already sweet enough. I’ll give it a whirl for the next batch of jam I make. Thanks for posting the recipe. Too late for this year, but next for sure!

  3. 5 Purnima 15 July 2010 at 4:11 am

    it is yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  4. 6 millyonair 16 July 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Mmmm. I want summa that.

  5. 7 vishnu 27 July 2010 at 2:26 am

    those looks yummy!
    thanks to mbjesq for the recipe as well

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