Friday, 2 August 2013

No wonder that everyone loves to have Jam with bread, but don’t you think its boring for you to taste the same jam which you are getting it from shops?? Why not try it at home?.. It may sound tedious but it’s absolutely not. Make a try and it’s a best way to surprise your family by making Raspberry jams at home. It’s very quick to do, say less than 15 minutes to get a perfect Raspberry Jam. It’s great to have with shortbreads, cookies, tarts, pancakes and waffles. All you need is the key ingredient I,e Pectin. For some of them I know it’s a new term but it’s available in most super markets and grocery shops where you could get baking items.

It can be either as like bottle below or can also be available in packets; this is used to thicken the jam. It is naturally found in fruits but since the amount can vary depending on the fruit we are using it here, also it would need a acid combined with it and hence we are using lemon juice but in tern it gives a nice flavor as well to the jam. And the most interesting fact is Raspberry jams are widely used in making many cookies and cakes, that is also one of a reason why I wanted to post this for my readers :)

  • Fresh Raspberries or Frozen Raspberries- 2 Cups
  • Sugar- 1 1/2 Cups
  • Pectin-1 ¼ Tspn
  • Lemon Juice- 1 Tspn


  • In medium heat, cook the raspberries and add the sugar, pectin to it and stir continuously, in few minutes it will start melting for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • You will notice large bubbles and the jam will start thickening.
  • After boiling for another 5 more minutes, the color of the jam will also start darkening.
  • You can remove now from heat and add the squeezed lemon to it and let it cool completely.
  • After the jam gets cooled down, refrigerate for a day and you can start using it a day after it.

"You can filter the jam after its made if you don't want the seed in it, however with seed it will give you the exact taste of the jam

You can replace the raspberry with any other berries as well say with strawberry also you can make it with the same process"



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