RSS Feed

Strawberry Jam (Microwave)

Now this is just my type of recipe…….very very easy, very very quick and oh so very very yummy ;0)



500g Strawberries

20ml Lemon Juice

350g White Sugar

1 Teaspoon Butter


  1. Place strawberries in a deep 2.5 litre microwaveable dish.
  2. Sprinkle Lemon Juice over and cover dish with cling film.
  3. Microwave the strawberries for 5-7 minutes on 100% power until soft.
  4. Add the Sugar and stir until all the sugar has dissolved.
  5. Microwave the Strawberries for about 20 minutes on 100% power, stirring every 2 to 3 minutes to make sure it does not boil over.
  6. To test if the jam is thick enough, spoon a small amount on a cold side plate, push with your finger and if it ripples, the jam is ready.
  7. Stir in the Butter and let stand for 30 minutes.
  8. Spoon of the foam on top, if there’s any, bottle and seal immediately.

Tip: Remember, Warm preserves get bottled in warm jars, cold preserves in cold jars.



About The PaperCup Kitchen

Hi there everyone. I am Nelmarie, but please call me Nel. I, like so many people out there enjoy cooking and baking. Food makes me smile and it makes my heart beat faster. The only place where I know I fit just perfectly, is in the kitchen. I have also enrolled in a few cake decorating courses this year and I think I have met my true love....not mentioning my Hubby now :D. It took me 36 years to find out what I want to do with my life and I can now say the answer is rather simple...Bake and then decorating what I've baked. I have started PaperCup in 2011 whilst we were living in Moscow, Russia. Living the life of an Expat can sometimes get very lonely and the blog has not only brought the whole world into my kitchen but I have met so many gorgeous Foodie Friends. I am so happy that I have taken the plunge and started PaperCup. I am not a brilliant writer, I am not a brilliant chef, I am not a brilliant baker BUT I do invite you into my kitchen, take your shoes of, relax, have a bite to eat and let's have a chat. A little more about me: Nelmarie Rennison, married to Christopher for 6 years, together for 12. Two lovely kiddies, Nicholas 3 1/2 and Allegra just over a year. South African, lived in Russia for two years and now loving living in the UK. Diagnosed with MS in 2000 and never felt better :D I am just as grateful for dust blowing in my eyes as I am for Angels sitting on my shoulders. I love my family, my friends, my life and I am grateful for each new morning. Looking forward to get to know you better xx

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: