A pack of 250gm was selling at RM6 only. That is pretty cheap considering usually a pack of strawberry would cost around RM10 to RM12. Moreover the size of the fruit itself was pretty big.
We bought 3 packets coz Mamarazzi said since it's so cheap, she wanna try to make Strawberry Jam.
But first thing first.....Papa and me grabbed a pack for ourselves.
Am still having Strawberry phobia. I ate strawberry in the car during our trip to Cameron Highland two years ago. And I got car sick. Since then, I associated Strawberry with Car sickness.
Well, these certainly look very delicious leh..big big and red red...very inviting.
Mmmm....sweet and juicy too.
Sigh...she don't even have any idea what is the meaning of "hull the top of the strawberry". Had to google the meaning.
It means take the top of like the above picture.
Then she cut the strawberries into half and quarters depending on the size.
Since she is not using any pectin, Kaw Kaw advised to add in some apple. Errr..not sure how much so Mamarazzi shredded the whole apple into the pot lah.
Read in one blog that no problem in reducing sugar if the jam is to be eaten within 6 months period.
Well, she throw in all the cut strawberries into a pot
Add Sugar. Reduced. Add in the shreded apple and start cooking.
Kaw Kaw said don't add water. At first Mamarazzi was doubtful but true enough, once it start cooking ... a LOT of water came out from the fruit! Fuiyoh...lucky tarak add water...else become strawberry juice.
Bubble bubble bubble.......finally thickens after like nearly an hour.
Sobs...sobs....2 packs of 250gm only can get 1 and a half container of jam.
On Thursday she went to Pasar Malam(Night Market). This round it was even cheaper! RM5 per packet. Guess the fruit seller over stock gua...anyway, the second batch taste nicer. Finally satisfied.
Note 27/3/2012 : Mamarazzi discovered from Ping's Pickings blog that what Mamarazzi made should be called Strawberry Spread coz it's made of whole fruit. Jam is made of pureed fruit. Check out her post here