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Easy Thermomix Strawberry Jam

October 12, 2016

Easy Thermomix Strawberry Jam

There is nothing better than a fresh batch of home-made strawberry jam and please, don’t be put off by thinking that it’s hard work, it isn’t! This is my recipe for Easy Thermomix Strawberry Jam. Right now in Perth, we have strawberries coming out of our ears, and you can often by them direct from the growers, making this a cheaper exercise than buying them from the supermarket or grocer. 

If you don’t have a thermomix, just cook the jam in a heavy bottomed pan on the stove. Get it to a rolling boil for about ten minutes. Check the jam using the ‘cold plate test’ technique I mention below. 

Easy Thermomix Strawberry Jam

Gather:

500gr strawberries

400gr sugar 

30gr lemon juice

Do:

Wash and hull your strawberries.

Place strawberries, sugar and lemon juice into Thermomix bowl and blitz on Turbo (closed lid position) for two blasts. As a result, this should chop the strawberries up just a bit, but not puree them. 

Cook for 40min/Varoma/speed1 with the MC off. 

Keep an eye on the mixture as it cooks. Remember that it will be molten hot! 

Check the consistency of your jam by doing the ‘cold plate test’. Put a plate in the freezer and when it’s cold, place a spoonful of your hot jam onto it. Run your finger through the jam – it shouldn’t be runny. Don’t forget that jam will continue to set over the first 24 hours. 

*Using super ripe strawberries will make a firmer setting jam as the sugar content will be higher.

Keep cooking for a further ten minutes if it’s just not thick enough. 

When you have the consistency you’d like, pour into sterile jars or store in the fridge. 

Perfect on toast or with scones.

For a Vanilla Thermomix Strawberry Jam that uses apple instead of lemon to thicken, go here.

What is your favourite jam flavour?

Pin this image onto your Pinterest boards to find it later! 

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Easy Thermomix Strawberry Jam

 

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6 Comments

  • Reply matt Webster January 16, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    To easy and taste great, cheers

    • Reply Tash February 3, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      Oh that’s great. I love this recipe too, and don’t make it enough!

  • Reply Caitlyn Rose February 8, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Hi there! I’m new to using the thermomix and I was just wondering when you say cook for 40 minutes/varoma/speed 1. What do you mean by varoma, do I use that attachment?

    • Reply Tash February 10, 2017 at 8:38 am

      Hi Caitlyn! Varoma is the highest heat setting! (I use a TM 31!)

  • Reply Pip R April 9, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Oh dear- my jam keeps overfloweung when I make this recipe! It’s like a never ending volcano! I have used very ripe strawberries, could that be contributing? The jam’s only been on for 6 minutes and it’s overflowing! (No MC in, nothing covering)

    • Reply Tash May 9, 2017 at 9:28 am

      Hi Pip, are you blitzing the strawberries a bit first? I find this helps! And the high sugar content of the strawberries probably would contribute to the temperature, so yes maybe it is not helping!

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