Saturday, July 28, 2012

Strawberry Trifecta

I have truly been on a strawberry jam-making kick.  This strawberry/kiwi is the third batch.  The first two batches were plain strawberry and strawberry/rhubarb.  All of them were made with Pomona's Universal Pectin, which allowed me to sweeten to taste.

I made twelve jars of the strawberry/kiwi, but two jars had already been given away before I could get any photos.  The strawberry/kiwi is the tartest, the strawberry/rhubarb was the most expensive to make because of the price of rhubarb (!!) (I do think it's my favorite, though), and the plain strawberry was also delicious.   If my grocery store keeps having affordable strawberries, I am tempted to try strawberry/honey jam, too.

There were enough leftover strawberries to make what in my family is known as strawberry shortcake.

This is not really a shortcake.  It's just a yellow cake covered with sliced sweetened strawberries (and usually a dollop of whipped cream), but it's one of our favorites.

And with the strawberries that were left over from the cake:
Just pour a little milk on top and eat up -- mmmm.


  1. Okay I need your energy to get me through the heat this week, while you are away in cooler weather! You have done a great job.

  2. Your strawberry confections look wonderful! It had never occurred to me you could make strawberry and kiwi jam - what a lovely idea. Love your strawberry shortcake - my kind of cake and the left-over strawberries too - proof that some of the best things are also sometimes the simplest. Enjoy! E x

  3. Well look at you, Miss Suzy Homemaker! The cake is beautiful. I haven't made any strawberry jam this year, because I overdid it last year and have lots left.

  4. Yum!! I love that this pectin allows you to reduce the amount of sugar. I must look for this.

  5. Oh my goodness does that look yummy!

  6. I see you have been busy like me, Angela, this looks so yummy! strawberry shortcake is one of my favorite desserts!
    Hope all is well with you I have been offline just so busy with the farm and visiting with my granddaughter, while expecting more company this Thursday. Yeah!
    Enjoy your week, and don't work to hard.~smile~


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