Some lazy jam making coming up

If you’ve read this site for a while, you know I’ve got a thing about strawberries and making jam. Today Ollie and I bought four quarts of berries at the Union Square Greenmarket so we could make some jam together. Looking perhaps to break with tradition, I opened Mes Confitures: The Jams and Jellies of Christine Ferber for some different recipes. Oooh, “Rhubarb and Whole Strawberries” seemed like just the thing! Until this:

The third day, bring this mixture to a boil 5 times. Do this sequence again four times at 8-hour intervals.

What?! Am I making jam or birthing a newborn jam baby?! Rhubarb’s going to be a simple compote for yogurt and ice cream, not even canned. For the strawberries I’m thinking it’s either “Strawberry with Pinot Noir and Spices”, adapted for my lazy one-day jam technique, or the basic Strawberry Jam I always make with my grandmother.

7 thoughts on “Some lazy jam making coming up”

  1. What about the ultra-lazy mode of Elizabeth David (and Nigella) — equal weights of raspberries and fruit, cooked in a 350F oven 20-30 minutes, til just before it boils. Works happily with rhubarb and strawberry, too.

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