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Strawberry Jam Recipe

strawberry jam recipe

Who doesn’t love grandma’s jams? Originally, jams were made to preserve the delicious flavours of seasonal fruits, in order to taste them a few months later, when it wasn’t their time anymore.

A few weeks ago, at school, I had to make jam for an experimental work. As I had to take pictures of all the procedure to include in my scientific report, I decided to share the recipe with you. The pictures were shot in a laboratory, so you might find strange that the environment doesn’t look quite like a kitchen. 😉

Ingredients

  • 500 g of strawberries
  • 275 g of sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • juice of half a lemon

You will also need a pan, a wooden spoon

materials

Everything you are going to need. And yes, I have a wooden spoon with the Mickey Mouse symbol. 😉

Directions

  1. Prepare the strawberries by removing the stem of the strawberries with a knife.
  2. Put the strawberries, the sugar, the cinnamon stick and the lemon juice in a pan.
  3. Stir the mixture and cover the pan with its lid.
  4. Put the pan in the stove in a temperature of 200º C and stir from time to time, allowing the mixture too cook.
  5. After around 50 minutes, turn down the heat and let the mixture cool down completely.
  6. Once your mixture gets cold enough, transfer it into a sterilized jam pot.
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Squeeze half a lemon into the pan.

stir the mix

Stir the mixture.

Put the pan in the stove and let the mixture cook.

Put the pan in the stove in a temperature of about 200º C.

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Allow the mixture to cook.

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transfer your mixture to a sterilized jam pot.

finished jam in pot

Your jam is ready. Doesn’t it look delicious already?

And now your jam is ready to go to the table and be tasted by all your friends and family.

As mentioned before, this recipe was made for a school work. That’s why I didn’t have the opportunity to decorate my jar and take better pictures. Once I finished making my strawberry jam at school, my classmates immediately ran their fingers through the jam that remained on the pot and licked them. They loved it and said it tasted “divine”. If you try this recipe, I hope it works for you the way it worked for me. Please let me know. Good luck!

star shaped cookies

Butter Cookies Recipe

butter cookies recipe coverIt has been a long time since I last posted a recipe on All I Breathe.

Today you are going to learn a recipe for Butter Cookies. They are delicious quite shareable! 😉 Why not bake them to give to the ones you love in Valentine’s Day?

Ingredients

  • 125 g of butter at room temperature
  • 200 g of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 450 g of wheat flour

Directions

  1. Mix the butter and the sugar until you get an homogeneous cream.
  2. Add the eggs and the flour to the mix.
  3. Knead the dough until it does not stick to your hands anymore.
  4. Stretch the dough and cut it into any shapes you want. I made flowers, stars and hearts.
  5. Place the cookies in a tray lined with baking paper and put them in a preheated oven at 180 ºC.
  6. Take them out after they look golden brown.
  7. Share them with the ones you love and enjoy!

Note: If you want, you can add a soup spoon of chocolate, cinnamon, lemon zest or vanilla extract to your mix.

cutted hearts

How the dough looks like after I cut it into heart shapes.

hearts in oven

Heart shaped cookies baking in the oven. It does not take long, so keep and eye on the cookies, in order not to burn them.

flower shaped cookies

Flower shaped cookies.

star shaped cookies

Star shaped cookies.

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Let’s eat!

Have you ever baked cookies like these? Are you going to try this recipe? Let me know!