Strawberry Marmalade

strawberry marmaladeThis is a month when we can get loads of strawberries in the markets. And as I love strawberries, what could be possibly better than to seize the opportunity to prepare some home-made strawberry marmalade?

This is a fun recipe to prepare and if you have children, they can help you do it. It takes no time at all and can be used in so many preparations that it’s always handy to have some in the fridge.

Perfect with some vanilla ice cream, to spread on toasts, as a superb filling in sponge cakes or with a beautiful baked cheesecake, it will be like a “ready-to-use” tasty treat in your fridge!

 

Here’s the recipe for you to enjoy it at home as much as my family does!

INGREDIENTS

500g strawberries, fresh (organic are better)
100g organic Demerara sugar

  1. Wash the strawberries with fresh water 2 or 3 times, then remove the green stems.
    TIP: we don’t remove the stems before because the strawberry has this particular quality which absorbs water if it’s not whole, complete and in good health!
  2. Now, take the half of the strawberries and cut them into small dices, approximately 1cm width.
  3. Place the remaining strawberries (250g) in a small saucepan with the Demerara sugar, then put on the hob over a medium flame. Stir gently occasionally to help it cook evenly.
  4. Bring to a boil and remove the saucepan from the heat.
  5.  Add the diced strawberries and blend in with a spatula. Let it cool in the pan completely.

It’s that simple. And if you are lucky enough, you’ll have some marmalade left to store!

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