On my last visit to a supermarket, I got obsessed with these bright and fresh strawberries and picked a few boxes. We munched on them throughout the day, but I still had a few box left which needed to be finished quickly. After the huge success of strawberry butter that I made last time, it was time to give strawberry jam a try. A vanilla bean was all that was needed to take this jam to a different high. Here is the simple recipe of this wonderful jam.
All you need is
Strawberries - 2 cup ( chopped )
Sugar - 1 cup
Vanilla bean - 1 ( If vanilla bean is not available, you can use a tsp of vanilla extract )
lemon juice - 2 tbsp
Method of preparation
Add the chopped strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a pan.
Slit the vanilla bean into half and scrap the seeds.
Add the seeds and the bean in the pan .
Cook on medium heat till the jam thickens to the desired consistency. ( Do not over cook otherwise the jam will harden on cooling )
To check the consistency of the jam, drop a little on a plate and refrigerate it for 3-4 minutes.
If it sets, it's done.
Remove the jam from heat.
Let it cool for 15 minutes.
Transfer the jam in a sterilized container.
Refrigerate up to 10 days.