Saturday, June 6, 2009

Strawberry Jam: 3 Ingredients, 10 Minutes

I scored 2 quarts of strawberries this morning with the thought of turning at least one quart into jam.  While I was going through magazines this afternoon, I ran across this one in Martha Stewart's Everyday Food, Quick Strawberry Jam.
I needed an excuse to quit screwing around on Facebook and get back to menu planning, so I thought, hey 3 ingredients, 10  minutes, go get it done.  I also thought Martha might be blowing a little smoke up my skirt about the simplicity and success of this recipe.

But there you have it.  Seriously, 3 ingredients, a whirl through the food processor, 10 minutes on the stove, and I'll be darned, you have strawberry jam.  And it smells fantastic.

Martha suggests stirring it into yogurt, cottage cheese or hot cereal, using as an ice cream topping, sandwiching between sugar cookies or folding into whipped cream and layer with more jam for a quick parfait.

I have some creme fraiche and mascarpone that might want to make it's acquaintance as well.

Says it will last 10 days in the frig, but I doubt it will last that long before I eat it all.

2 comments:

  1. This looks awesome Tami! It's so much like the strawberry filling from that Ruth Reichl Strawberry Dumpling dessert - you could just plop some jam in a bowl and top it w/a spoonful of biscuit dough and bake for a quick dessert. Yum!!

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