This is the first blog post I’m bringing you from my new home and my new kitchen! How exciting!
I’ve baked a few times in the new place since we moved in a few weeks ago. I’ve tested out the oven with my easy Nutella brownies and made my favourite espresso panna cotta for a dinner we had on the weekend.
But this jam is the first new blog recipe I’ve made in the kitchen, and I’m excited to be sharing it with you today because it was so easy!
As some of you may know, I am doing a few demos at the Cake, Bake and Sweets Show in Melbourne this coming weekend.
I’m making a gateau on the main stage, doing a pie secrets class and am also working with CSR to do a little class all about sugar.
So I got to work testing out different sugars today, had a play with raw caster sugar, made some sponges with half the sugar to see what happened, baked some cookies (coming soon!) with dark brown sugar and I made this jam!
My friend came around to help me, and we both sat in awe and watched as this strawberry jam came together and set after only four minutes of boiling. That’s crazy!
We use CSR’s jam setting sugar, and simply followed the instructions on the pack. Apparently all that’s in the product is sugar and pectin. We added the strawberries and a knob of butter, boiled the jam for four minutes and it was set! Crazy.
It seems to taste a little different from jam I’ve made at work with plain sugar and apple pectin I’ve added myself, but if you’re after easy jam very quickly, this could be a great option for you.
I would love to see you at the show this weekend, so let me know if you will be coming and be sure to say hi!