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In my last blog, 5 items you should be thrifting now, I mention that bread machines were fantastic second-hand finds because many people use them once or twice before donating. I, initially, purchased my bread machine with the intention of making homemade bread, but I quickly discovered what a versatile appliance it was with the ability to make more than just your average loaf-like jam! Strawberry jam is a favorite of mine, so I came up with my own recipe and was lucky for it to turn out on the first try! It's so simple and delicious that I had to share.
Here is what you'll need:
Bread Machine with a jam setting
2 lbs of strawberries
4 cups of sugar
1/2 cup of powdered pectin
Remove and discard the stems from strawberries and cut them into fourths. Lightly mash in a bowl with a potato masher of fork. Put contents of bowl, sugar and pectin in the bread machine pan and initiate the jam program setting. Once complete, remove from bread machine and pour into a large container leaving to cool for at least an hour. Once jam is cool enough, place in the fridge until jam has set (I made this in the evening so I left it in the fridge overnight and woke up to find it at the perfect consistency). Refrigerate and use for up to 7 days or freeze.
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