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Make this jam with fresh strawberries or strawberry juice pulp

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My mom makes strawberry jam once in a while. My grandmother did the same. I love it. Home made jam!

On Saturday morning, I traditionally go to the Noorder Market in Amsterdam to buy a bunch of fruit and veggies. I also buy croissants. A croissant with jam (home made too now!) is my tiny Saturday brunch. With an espresso.

Mashed strawberries or pulp

Last week I made this juice of strawberries, apple, lime and basil. When juicing strawberries you’ll end up with quite some pulp. The pulp is great for the jam. It’s a waste to throw it out, really!

Chia seeds

I have a huge jar with chia seeds in my kitchen cupboard. Usually I mix it through my breakfast of oatmeal, nuts/seeds and fruit. I also used it for a (pulp) cake once, when I ran out of eggs. Did you know that chia seeds are a substitute for eggs? The cake turned out really well. But it’s not just useful for a breakfast bowl or cakes… It’s perfect for jam!

And did you know that you can make strawberry jam with only strawberries and chia seeds? Well, now you know!

Bon apetite!

Two ingredient strawberry jam

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 handful of strawberries or strawberry pulp (for example from this juice )

Instructions

  • With fresh strawberries: clean the strawberries and mash them with a fork or puree them briefly in a food processor.
  • Mix 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with 1 tablespoon water and soak for 10 minutes. (you could probably also soak the chia seeds in the strawberry mash)
  • Mix the chia seed with the strawberry puree or pulp.
  • Store in the fridge for an hour before serving.

 

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