Homemade Strawberry Jam

Hello! The sun is shining and it's a brand new week, hooray for that.

As promised in my last post, here is the post on my homemade strawberry jam.

I've veered away from making jams previously, apart from marmalade but it's not really a jam, is it? Purely because I thought they were an utter ball-ache to do. Oh how wrong I was, in fact I'm struggling to up the word count on this post because I know when I explain how easy it was to make this jam, the post will be over.

My venture into jam-making was very spur of the moment when I decided on making the Victoria sponge, and after perusing a few recipes which I decided to scale down it didn't seem so hard and scary.

All you need for this jam is equal measures of strawberries (washed, prepared and chopped up) and jam sugar (not to be mistaken with preserving sugar) and then a sprinkling of lemon juice depending on how much you're making - just for reference I used 300g of strawberries and 300g of sugar and about 20ml of lemon juice (from the bottle). How easy is that? And all you do is basically bung it all in a pan, heat it up on a low heat until the sugar dissolves and then boil it for 4 mins until it's at the right consistency then let it cool. I mean it's hardly even worth writing a blog post about...

My proportions made one jar of jam plus just the perfect amount for my cake, so now I have a jar of homemade strawberry jam in the fridge, just waiting for me to make scones or something :)

Have you ever made jam before? Is all jam this easy to make? As you can tell, my mind is still blown!