It's strawberry season
and it's gooseberry season too so here's another recipe given to us by one of our customer's this time it's making strawberry jam using gooseberries to help it set rather than commercially produced pectin. The gooseberries do the trick brilliantly, we can testify to that as Christine gave us a rather lovely jar of this jam to try for ourselves and it was scrumptious!
How to make strawberry jam using gooseberries as a setting agent
2 1/2 lbs strawberries
1/2 lb gooseberries
2lbs granulated sugar
Juice of 1 lemon
Cook gooseberries until soft.
Add the strawberries and slowly bring to the boil.
Add sugar and lemon juice stirring until all the sugar dissolves.
Boil rapidly for about 10 minutes until setting point has been reached. (220F)
Allow to stand for 30 minutes then stir to disperse fruit evenly.
We have locally grown strawberries and gooseberries for sale in our farm shop on Redmoor Lane, Wisbech and we're open 7 days a week 10-4.
The Orchard Tea Room & Farm Shop
Telephone: 07527 046184
Website: theorchardtearoom.co.uk Twitter: @OrchardTeaRoom Facebook: The Orchard Tea Room