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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Everything Strawberries - Jam, Ice Cream, Scones

My sisters and I bought lots and lots of strawberries from our recent holiday in Cameron Highlands. If you read my preceded post, our local strawberries come from this beautiful highland.  The strawberries are not super sweet but very flavorful - some sweetness with tangy sourness and very very juicy.  We love it.  I made jam and ice cream from it.  I freeze the strawberries first so that it can last to the weekend to make the jam and ice cream.
 Juicy red Strawberries.  It's more flavorful from the imported ones. Yummy.

Here's how to make the jam.  My sis taught me how.
1. Place the strawberries in a deep sauce pan and crushed it with a fork.  You don't need to puree it as I like  bits of chunky berries in the jam.  As you cook it, it will be soft.

 2. Boil with sugar to your taste until it thickens.  I only made about 1.5 kilos of the strawberries.  This takes about 40mins depending on the consistency that you want.  I cooked this till slightly thicken but a bit runny as it will set more when cooled.


 Look at the color...isn't it beautiful.

 I saved  some for ice cream...puree the strawberries with some sugar to your taste, chill overnight.  Churn it in the ice cream maker with 1 1/2 cup of whipped cream and a tablespoon of kirsch.  Freeze.

 Topped with some strawberry jam.
So, when you have homemade strawberry jam, what goes well with it?  Scones...yes!
 1. Mix 2 cups self raising flour with 2 tsp caster sugar
2. Rub in 20g butter to resemble breadcrumbs
3. Stir in 3/4 cup milk to mix to a soft sticky batter (add more milk if needed).
4. Turn dough into lightly floured surface and knead lightly until smooth.
5. Roll dough into 2 cm thickness and cut into 5 cm round molds, place scones on prepared pan lined with parchment paper.
6. Brush scones with a little extra milk and bake in very hot oven 230d C for 15 mins. 
Yields 10.

 Care for some tea?? ..serve with whipped cream and homemade strawberry jam...a perfect afternoon tea indeed!



25 comments:

  1. True, local strawberries are far more flavourful than imported ones, maybe due to the fact they ripen on the plant itself, rather than picked when immature in foreign countries and exported to Msia.

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  2. wow so yumm... i always fan to the flavor of strawberry...
    VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

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  3. Everything looks fantastic. Especially with the scones. I would really like some strawberries!

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  4. Now i cant wait to go to cameron! :) didnt realise that local strawberries are sweeter than the imported ones..never really could taste the difference, except that the imported ones are bigger. I just bought two punnets of large aussie strawberries, will be making jam tomorrow, thanks for this very berry-ful post :)

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  5. mmmmm...scones...I need a few for the breakfast!

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  6. I love it when I have an abundance of strawberries. They're one of my favorite fruits!

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  7. Homemade strawberry jam and ice ice cream, and fresh baked scones...awesome!

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  8. Strawberry jam looks yummy! I am so thinking of scones ever since! Will make some next week! Tea-party? Let's!!!

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  9. Everything looks delicious! The jam and the scones both sound delightfully delicious. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  10. They're absolutely delicious!!! I love strawberries, and you've made a real work of art with them!!!

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  11. This looks so good! I love strawberry jam! Can't wait to try it!!!! have a good day

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  12. I love your very English way of enjoying scones... with homemade jam. I'm totally impressed and speechless :D

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  13. I love fresh strawberries!!!The jam and the scones look fantastic!

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  14. inviting clicks!!! looks so yummy..
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  15. wow, i want to taste everything you made here! the colour of the jam is indeed beautiful and so natural!! very nice set of plate and cup you have there!

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  16. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! What a fabulous post! I love strawberries...my favorite way to have them is with a little whipped cream and honey :)
    I've never made my own jam before but I would love to try it soon!

    Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to leave a comment on my cookies!

    Toodles,
    Tammy<3

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  17. Oh dear deliciousness! I just love strawberries! The jam looks amazing! Have a fabulous week!

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  18. Your jam is so beautiful. I feel like I can smell it cooking through my computer screen! And the scones with it? Almost too much to bear. Two things I cannot resist, scones and jam. Yummm.

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  19. Fantastyczne delicje!!! kocham Truskawki w każdej postaci!!! Pozdrawiam serdecznie

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  20. time for tea party!!! mmmm....mmm...mmmmmmmm

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  21. Your jam looks so beautiful and goes so well with the ice cream and scones!

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  22. I love strawberry jam it's my favourite of jams, and scones always taste nicer when you use your own jam - yummy!

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