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I was recently able to get strawberries for a really good price! So, I bought 8 cases of them! Needless to say, I've been doing a lot with strawberries this past week. Here is a list:
I posted the news about making jam on social media, and some of you wanted the recipe for Strawberry Ginger Ale Jam! So, I thought I would share that today!
This recipe is an adaptation from an old Better Homes and Gardens Canning publication that I have in my stash of cookbooks. I hadn't noticed it before, but when you are trying to figure out how to preserve 64 lbs. of strawberries, you search hard! Especially since I had learned my lesson trying to can whole strawberries back in March! (I'll never do that again!) As I searched, I found a lot of recipes for jam with wine in them, but I don't drink plus I want my jam to be family friendly. When I saw a recipe that called for ginger ale, the lightbulb went on. We just happened to have some Reed's Ginger Beer in the fridge. (It has no alcohol.) We weren't sure what to do with that stuff. I had picked it up for my husband's upset stomach, but it was much too strong for him to drink very much of it. So, when I saw this recipe, I decided that this might just be the place to use that ginger beer. I was a little nervous, but I figured that it was worth a try!
It turns out, that Strawberry Ginger Ale Jam is delicious!
The recipe in my magazine didn't specify using ginger ale with bits of ginger in it, but I think that really adds to the flavor. I was afraid that it would be too strong, but it only adds just a subtle ginger spice kick that enhances the flavor of our beloved Strawberry Jam.
A couple of things:
Okay! Here is the recipe!
Strawberry Ginger Ale Jam
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Let me know if you make this jam and how it turns out! Our family has really been enjoying it.
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!