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Strawberry Jam

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 4 cups sugar
  • ¾ water
  • 1 pack of sure-gel (find by canning jars)
  • 6 clean canning jars

Details

Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget

Preparation

Step 1

take tops off strawberries and wash your strawberries

Step 2

using a pastry blender tool or potato masher, mash a decent amount of strawberries (make sure the tops are off and they are room temp)

Step 3

take 2 cups of the mashed strawberries and put in a bowl
add 4 cups of that sugar to the bowl
mix well
set that bowl aside for 10 minutes, stirring periodically

Step 4

in a small sauce pan add ¾ cup of water
add to that a pack of sure-gel
turn on burner to med-high heat and stir

Step 5

once it hits to a boil time it for a minute while still stirring
once a minute is up, add to the strawberry/sugar mixture
stir constantly for 3 minutes
after three minutes put in the jars

Step 6

leave about an inch empty (it will expand when frozen)
freeze the jars about this time tomorrow
leave one out if you are going to eat it soon

Step 7

they can be kept frozen for about a year or two

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Ingredients

  • 7-9 medium-sized strawberries
  • 1 puff pastry
  • 1 chocolate bar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Almond slivers
  • Powdered sugar

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut the strawberries into halves.
  3. Dust some flour on a flat surface and spread your puff pastry out on top, smoothing it into a rectangle shape if necessary.
  4. Place the bar of chocolate in the center, then top with a layer of strawberry halves.
  5. Using a pizza cutter or a knife, slice the edges of the puff pastry into strips that can be wrapped over the chocolate and strawberries. Starting with the flap at the top, fold over each strip in a slightly diagonal direction so that they resemble a braid.
  6. Brush the braid with a beaten egg yolk so that it covers the entire visible surface.
  7. Sprinkle almond slivers on top.
  8. Bake for 20-22 minutes.
  9. Give the braid a few minutes to cool down, then cover with a dusting of powdered sugar.
  10. Serve and enjoy!

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