Making Strawberry Jam

Making Strawberry Jam

A couple of years ago we spent a week in Scotland and England, where we ate delicious scones with strawberry jam every day. In England, we had them with clotted cream. In Scotland, butter was used instead.


After returning home, we decided to try our hands at making them at home. Bo began the search for a good recipe for scones. With one, the scones tasted fine, but did not rise, so the texture was off. With another, they rose a little, but were still not right. He’s still perfecting his own recipe.


When we kept having to return to the store to buy more strawberry jam, I decided to try my hand at making it. My first attempt resulted in something more like strawberry puree. While my daughter, Tracy, of Designs By LolaBelle fame, was visiting, we tried it again. This time, it jelled perfectly, and was a huge success. Here’s the link to the strawberry jam recipe.



2 thoughts on “Making Strawberry Jam”

  • I LOVE your new web site! Congratulations! I chuckled when the first page I saw on your blog was a strawberry jam recipe because I made strawberry jam for the first time in a long time the other day, and we all decided it was the best I’d ever made. Not too stiff, but not runny, and full of strawberry flavor. So I’m eager to see if it will come out the same a second time. All the same, my little cook’s brain is going, oh boy, another new recipe to try, so here I go, clicking over to check yours out. : )

    • Kathryn, it’s wonderful to hear from you. Thank you so much for visiting my new blog. It’s been a long time coming. About that strawberry jam, the last time I made it, I forgot to do the last step which is to leave the filled jars and capped jars in the boiling water for 10 minutes. What I ended up with was strawberry puree. I learned that every little step is important in making jam. Lesson learned the hard way. Oh, well, that puree will be good on something.

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