1 kg (2 1/4 lb) Siúcra Sure-Set jam Sugar
1 kg (2 1/4 lb) Strawberry prepared, fresh or frozen
Juice of one lemon, if desired
Hull and wash the strawberries and drain well. Put into a large saucepan and mash or crush (a liquidiser may be used if available). Lemon juice may be added now, if liked.
Add the Sure-Set and heat stirring until it is dissolved, then bring to the boil and boil vigorously for 4 minutes. (See 'Adding Sure-Set' for details on boiling and timing).
Allow to cool for a few minutes, stir to distribute the fruit, then pot and cover in the usual way; label and date. (See 'Potting and covering' for details).
Here you can find both satisfying and sweet treats for a very happy Easter weekend.
Time for citrus
Is there anything better than to start the morning with homemade marmalade on your toast. Let the season's citrus fruits inspire you.
Inspired by the Japanese breakfast staple, Puffed Pancakes with Strawberries, Cinnamon Syrup and Lemon Cream, served warm and straight from the pan are sure to be a winner with all the family.
Mmm! What could be better than a rich, sumptuous chocolate cake to lift the spirits – either as an indulgent treat or to round off a meal.
Cheesecakes of every kind
How about serving up a creamy, tangy cheesecake rather than a regular cake at your party? Cheesecakes come in many different variations, forms and flavours.