Monday, June 3, 2013

Microwave Berry jam

If a recipe is simple and quick to make, why would anyone want to buy pre made bottled stuff of the same? This recipe is so simple that we could stop buying those sugar loaded jam bottles. You may ask what to do when berries are not in season. Use frozen berries. You will have to cook them a bit longer, but the recipe works just as good. The reason I liked this recipe was not only it was quick and easy but makes less so that one need not can. It made a little more than a cup of jam which would be good for a week or two.
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Adapted barely from King Arthur Flour
Ingredients: 
Berries - chopped if using strawberries 3 cups (I used strawberries, but you could use a combination of berries)
Sugar - 3/4 cup ( 1/4 cup sugar per cup of berries)
Lemon juice - 2 TBSP (optional, cuts the sugary taste)

Method:
In a large microwave safe bowl, take all the ingredients. Stir and microwave on high for 5 minutes. Stir and microwave again for 5 more minutes. If the microwave is powerful, it will be done in 10 minutes total. If not, add another 5 minutes of microwave cooking time. If the mixture can coat the back of the spoon, it is ready. Refrigerate. You can use it directly from the microwave as a berry sauce on waffles and pancakes.

This post is written for weekend cooking post that I write with Srivalli  and  Vaishali, 

Enjoy.
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8 comments:

  1. I have never tried my hands on jams..this quick version tempts me.

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  2. That does look delicious!

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  3. This is surely very quick!...must try sometime..

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  4. Homemade jam sounds so easy and yum

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  5. homemade jams are the best..yours look perfect..

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  6. Truly delicious...Such tempting clicks :)
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  7. Love that bright colour,looks fantabulous.

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