The red jewels of summer, this delightful super easy strawberry and redcurrant jam brings them together beautifully. It’s a light, fruity little number, just a wee bit different from your standard strawberry jam.
Strawberries, strawberries everywhere just now and gorgeous redcurrants too. This strawberry and redcurrant jam brings both of these gorgeous red goodies together in a jam that is just perfect for toast, scones or spreading inside a simple Victoria sponge cake.
Redcurrants are like rubies, bright glowing red jewels that stand out so much more than their less sweet cousin the blackcurrant and I love it when they appear in the garden.
Unfortunately the birds are attracted to them too, so it’s a race to see who gets in there first. This jam just had to be photographed in a wine glass, it looked so much like a good red wine I just couldn’t resist.
Ingredients for strawberry and redcurrant jam
Like all good jams and jellies there are very few ingredients in this recipe. As long as those ingredients are of the best quality you can find you can’t really go wrong. In fact there are only four really;
strawberries, redcurrants, lemon juice and sugar
So come on that is really not too many ingredients to handle.
How to make strawberry and redcurrant jam
Making jam is totally simple. In fact the most difficult part of this super easy strawberry and redcurrant jam recipe will be picking the redcurrants off their stems. Honestly, this is the fiddliest bit in the whole recipe for this jam.
Hull the strawberries and chop them up a bit. Then just boil them up with the sugar and lemon juice till you reach that magical setting point.
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This recipe for strawberry and redcurrant jam is actually from my book Simply Scottish Cakes & Bakes, go on take a look at it if you fancy a bit of baking Scottish style.
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super easy strawberry and redcurrant jam
- 750 g strawberries
- 750 g redcurrants
- 1.5 kg sugar
- 1 lemon juice
- Wash all fruit and hull the strawberries cutting any large ones in half
- Put all ingredients into a preserving pan and heat gently till the sugar is fully dissolved
- Raise temperature and bring to the boil for 20 mins until it reaches setting point
- Allow to cool for a few minutes before ladling into sterilised jars so the fruit remains in suspension