I wanted to make something special and sweet for Valentine's Day but I didn't want to ruin the recent health kick I've been on with a calorie packed baked good (although with my birthday just a week away, I'm sure there are some indulgences in my future). I was also being particularly lazy and didn't want to spend an entire afternoon in the kitchen. I opted to attempt a homemade jam. This was a first for me and with a three ingredient recipe and less than a half hour of effort, I know it's something I'll be doing again.
This is the perfect sweet treat for a Valentine's Day breakfast in bed.
Spread a little jam on toast, croissants, scones, or an english muffin!
Now I'm dreaming of homemade croissants with homemade jam.
So much for that health kick.
here's what you'll need...
1 lb strawberries, hulled
1/2 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
here's what to do...
place the strawberries in a food processor or blender and process to your desired smoothness
put strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a non stick skillet and bring to a boil over medium high heat
leave liquid boiling until reduced and thick in consistency, about 10 minutes
pour into a jar and allow to cool to room temperature
cover and store the fridge for up to three weeks
are you making any sweet treats for your valentine?
better yet, is your valentine making anything for you?