Are you looking for the weekend as I do?
Can’t wait to sleep late! Oh wait, I have two kids who wake up – no matter what – at 6.30am. Dammit!
A very quick post to share my strawberry marmalade, ready in less than 30 minutes. Yes, that fast ! And it actually works with any fruits you like.
Strawberry marmalade – work in progress
So here it goes, you will need :
- 1 kg of fresh strawberry => you will end up with around 900 grams after you trimmed the stems
- 100 – 150 g of organic cane sugar => it depends on how sweet you like it and how sweet the strawberries are
- The juice of 1 lemon => if your lemon is organic you can use the zest of it!
- 2 tbsp of chia seeds
- I added few fresh leaves of verbena that give a hint of citrusy taste to it as my lemon was not organic but my leaves are
- Wash the strawberries with cold water WITH the stem – to prevent the fruit from absorbing the water
- Trim the strawberry stems and roughly chop them – I quarter them yeah lazy girl
- Add them to a salad bowl
- Remove the zest of the lemon if you intend to use it => use a peeler or a knife, avoid the white part of the lemon as it has a bitter taste
- Squeeze the lemon juice on the strawberries and add the sugar
- I added the verbena leaves that I break with my fingers
- Mix well and set it aside for minimum 2 hours, ideally overnight. The next morning the strawberries would have leaked most of its juice
- Pour the mixture into a saucepan
- Bring it to a boil and cook it on medium heat for around 10 minutes and stir occasionally
- Stay close to prevent it from burning
- Once the pieces of strawberries are tender enough, turn off the heat and add the chia seeds
- Mix well and pour it into glass jar containers like I did. Be careful, it’s hot!
- Cover well with the lid, let the jars cool and store them in the refrigerator
- It should be good for two weeks – although they don’t last that long in our house
This recipe will give you a little bit more than 2 jars
Isn’t it that simple?
My younger one swears by it, she loves to spread it on a slice of sourdough bread or freshly made French brioche. I scoop some in my plain dairy-free yogurt.
If you give it a try, please let me know how it turned out.
Happy weekend 😉