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Post: #231449 JessieMac
Tue May 10, 2011 2:15 pm

Because I have been ill since November I still have last years strawbs in the freezer and I've never made jam with frozen fruit can anyone help? :flower: Thanks, Jessica.

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Re: Jam

Post: #231452 Marmalady
Tue May 10, 2011 2:22 pm

Fruit does lose some of its pectin once frozen. As strawberries are already a low-pectin fruit it will be difficult to set

You would be better mixing it with some high pectin fruit such as apples or gooseberries.

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Post: #231453 red
Tue May 10, 2011 2:26 pm

or buy a packet of pectin and follow the instructions on that, using your frozen fruit. the fruit will be mushier.. but im sure it will make nice jam
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Re: Jam

Post: #231454 JessieMac
Tue May 10, 2011 2:30 pm

Thanks I will try it with extra pectin. :flower:

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Post: #231455 chickenchargrill
Tue May 10, 2011 2:39 pm

I made jam with frozen summer fruit (mixed) last week, I added some lemon juice and it worked just fine.

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Post: #231487 red
Tue May 10, 2011 8:17 pm

JessieMac wrote:Thanks I will try it with extra pectin. :flower:


i make strawberry jam with pectin every time anyway - i recommend silver spoon (theres is nothing nasty in is afaik - it is made from apple - a by product of the cider industry i think) . Strawberries are low in pectin at the best of times, and you can make fab jam in 4 minutes
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Post: #231570 becks77
Wed May 11, 2011 10:05 am

Always use jam sugar for my soft fruit jam, available at most supermarkets. I just find it easier than using separate pectin. :dontknow:
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Re: Jam

Post: #231638 JessieMac
Wed May 11, 2011 4:23 pm

Thanks all just gone out and bought jam sugar so this weekend I will go for it keep your fingers crossed for me. :flower: Jessica.

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Post: #231641 zaxdog
Wed May 11, 2011 4:42 pm

I'll swap you a jar of wild garlic preserve for one of jam??????

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Post: #231642 JessieMac
Wed May 11, 2011 5:03 pm

Zaxdog...............I will bring it with us when we come up next time............Love Mum. :flower:

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Post: #231830 cocobelle
Thu May 12, 2011 9:23 pm

Wild garlic preserve sounds interesting. I've never come across this.
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Re: Jam

Post: #231834 zaxdog
Thu May 12, 2011 9:33 pm

Check out the Wild Food & Foraging threads for my wild garlic recipe. It's just a way to preserve it as a paste and it's great in soups, stews, stir fries etc!

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Re: Jam

Post: #236784 wabbit955
Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:44 pm

alway add lemon juice when useing pectin
as pectine needs the acid to work best
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