Many bread machines come with a jam cycle now! With the beautiful strawberries that we received from our Bountiful Basket, the kids were begging to try making strawberry jam! After seeing how simple the recipe was, we decided to give it a try!
I will be making this using my Zojirushi Bread Machine. I got it from Amazon during the Gold Box Deal sale and I LOVE it! It makes a nice rectangle loaf instead of the tall ones the other machines make. Of course it also has a jam cycle and that’s what we will be using today.
For starters, the recipe only requires 3 ingredients. See what I mean? Super simple! Here goes:
- 2 Cups of Crushed Strawberries
- 3/4 Cup Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
That’s it! Look how beautiful these strawberries were before we started squashing. Mmmm…
Since I have a nice strong boy to help out, he did the squashing. He loved it. Strawberry bits were flying everywhere! If you look closely, you can see my bananas that are turning brown. I will have to do something about that tomorrow. I see yummy banana bread in my future!
Then we just added in the other ingredients and put it in the bread machine on the jam cycle. When it’s done, put in it a container after it cools and store in the fridge. It will thicken as it cools.
Mmmm…. it’s so perfect over vanilla icecream! Words can’t describe how delicious this is!
Great idea and perfect for summer! I’m heading to check my bread machine now to see if I have a jam setting. Thanks!