|Homemade strawberry jam|
2 cups of fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
1/2 cup of sugar* (see note below)
1/4 cup of water
1 tsp fresh lemon zest
Wash, hull, and slice your strawberries. Put them into a saucepan with the water, lemon zest, and sugar. *Note* add sugar a little at a time and taste as you go. You may like your jam a little less sweet. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes until jam thickens and reduces. Mash with a potato masher while cooking to break up big chunks.
Pour into a heat resistant jar (I use a funnel, it's less messy that way) and store in the fridge for up to two weeks.
Enjoy your jam!