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Strawberry Jam with Balsamic Vinegar & Black Pepper
Sat 24-Sep-11
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Hattie
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wave  Ah-ha I have just made a version of this recipe.....my version now ! smile

 

http://www.canadianliving.com/food/strawberry_bals.....er_jam.php

 

I hadn't got quite the weight of strawberries so I thought what the hell....!!!....I had some apricots in the freezer that I needed to use (to free-up some space for a bargain buy of belly of pork). I also added some orange zest & juice. Well, it seems to have set OK & tastes great hot....now I have to wait for it to cool down. Not sure I will want to eat it with cheese as the recipe suggests, maybe cream cheese would be OK ?  I think it will be lovely on toast. It doesn't taste either vinegary or peppery but there is a slight prickle on the tongue. Another time I will try adding a bit more of both of them. Maybe they will be more noticeable when it cools.

 

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Sat 24-Sep-11
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sounds delish!welldone

Sun 25-Sep-11
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ooh, sounds yummy! Bookmarked for next strawberry season.

Sun 25-Sep-11
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Veronica,

It is really good now it's cold......mine is a softish set. I thought this would be so as I was cooking it but that's the way I prefer it. It will get eaten pretty quickly I suspect. I think it will make great jam tarts & as a glaze over other fruit in tarts, or with cheesecake.  I was lucky to get a deal on the late strawberries but I think made with the earlier full-bodied ones it would be even better.  

 

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Mon 26-Sep-11
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I always put balsamic in my strawberry jam, it slightly darkens it, but the improvement in flavour is amazing, not sure about the black pepper.

Tue 27-Sep-11
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wave  Hi Janet,

I always put black pepper on my fresh strawberries....it intensifies the flavour of the fruit.  In the jam you really couldn't actually taste it, there was just a slight prickle on my tongue afterwards. I will definitely make it again. smile

 

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Tue 27-Sep-11
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okay, you've convinced me then, next batch of strawb jam will have both..however it'll probably be next summer unless I get lucky with a CFC deal some time

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