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Strawberry Plum Jam

Strawberry Plum Jam

Strawberry Plum Jam

Strawberries! The berry that signifies the beginning of Summer. Here is a strawberry and plum jam which I made over the weekend. It is sweet and delicious but I couldn’t really appreciate the plum flavor. The strawberries turned out to be the star of this jam and I don’t mind that at all. This is Spring in a jar, which will carry me well into Fall.

How to peel a plum: cut and X, pour boiling water over and let sit 30-40 seconds, drop plums into icewater, lift peel off from the corner of the X

How to peel a plum: cut and X, pour boiling water over and let sit 30-40 seconds, drop plums into ice water, lift peel off from the corner of the X

Strawberry Plum Jam makes 6, 8 oz jars or 1/2 pint jars


650 grams fresh strawberries, cut into large dice (23 oz or 4 cups diced)

400 grams fresh red plums, large dice (6 plums)

59 milliliter fresh lemon juice (2 fl oz or 1/4 cup, approx. 1 large juicy lemon)

1000 grams sugar (35 oz)

15 grams fruit pectin (2 tablespoons)


Prepare strawberries but removing to leafy top and cut into a large dice. Peel skin off plums by first cutting an X in the top of each plum, then pour boiling water over plums, let sit for 40 seconds. Place plums into ice water, let sit for another 30 seconds or so, then using a small knife, simply pull peel off starting at the X. Cut plum meat away from the pit and cut into large dice. Set fruit aside.

Wash mason jars and lids in hot soapy water and rinse thoroughly.

To sterilize jars you can use a canning pot which comes with a wire rack, or if you don’t have a canning pot, you can use a large stock pot and place a trivet or a folded up clean towel in the bottom of the pot. Fill the pot with hot water and place clean jars upright into the water making sure they are covered by 1 inch (2.5 cm) of water. Bring water to a rolling boil over high heat. Boil for 10 minutes, then turn off heat and let jars sit in the hot water until ready to use. Note: jars must be hot when the hot jam is filled into them. Place lids and rings into a heatproof dish making sure to spread them out so they don’t clump together. Fill dish with hot water and let the lids sit in water until ready to use.

In a large cooking pot, combine strawberries, plums, lemon juice and fruit pectin. Bring fruit to a rolling boil, stirring constantly. Add sugar, return to a boil and continue cooking, while stirring constantly, for another 10 minutes. Remove fruit from heat and skim off the foam thoroughly (it makes for a pretty, clear jam). Ladle hot jam into sterilized hot jars, leaving no more that 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rims clean with a moist paper towel and put on lids.

Place jars back into the hot water, which was used to sterilize jars. Bring water back up to a boil and process filled jars for another 10 minutes. Transfer them to a clean towel-lined surface where they can sit undisturbed 12 to 24 hours. Lids may make a popping sound as the jars cool, this is a sign of an airtight seal. Test the seals 24 hours after heat processing by pressing down on the center of each lid with your finger. If the lid does not move or pop, the jar is sealed. Label and store in a cool, dark place and refrigerate after opening.

Source: My Danish Kitchen

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Hindbærroulade – Raspberry Swiss Roll

Roulade is one of my (many) favorite cakes and my mother used to make a fantastic roulade with a raspberry cream. I wanted to make some version of her cake and this is what I came up with.

Roulade can be a very intimidating dessert to make, I know I felt a bit anxious about it myself. I did a lot of research online and planned my adventure for weeks. It turns out that there are numerous techniques out there on how to roll the cake without it cracking. Some choose to cover the cake with a moist clean tea towel while it cools and the roll it, some brush it with a liqueur or simple syrup, allow to cool and then roll it. I choose to roll it while still hot, allow to cool, unroll, apply wet ingredients and re-roll. It worked out really great. Use the parchment paper to help you roll the cake while it’s hot and get a good grip on the cake, as if you were rolling sushi. If the cake is tightly rolled, it’s easy to cut and it looks great. This turned out to be a really fun project, not to mention delicious.

Make sure to beat eggs for a full 10 minutes. Sift and fold in dry ingredient. Flip baked cake onto sugared parchment paper.

Use paper to help roll the warm cake along short edge. Get a good grip. Wrap in paper and tea towel, allow to cool.

Gently unroll cooled cake, apply wet ingredients, re-roll. Place seam-side down.

Hindbærroulade – Raspberry Swiss Roll


For the cake:

3 large eggs

125 g sugar (4.4 oz) (3/4 cup)

60 g flour (2.1 oz) (1/2 cup)

60 g cornstarch (2.1 oz) (1/2 cup)

1 tsp. baking powder

For the filling:

Raspberry sauce or your favorite marmalade

225 ml heavy whipping cream (1 cup) (1/2 pint)

1 1/2 tbs. confectioners sugar


Preheat oven to  390 degrees F   [200 degrees C]

Make Raspberry Sauce, if using, and set aside to cool.

Line a 26×36 cm (10×15 inch) baking sheet with parchment paper. Place eggs and sugar in the bowel of an electrical mixer and mix on high-speed for 10 minutes until eggs are pale and thick. Mix dry ingredients in a small bowel and sift over egg mixture. Gently fold in the dry ingredients, careful not to deflate the dough by over mixing. Pour batter onto baking sheet and gently spread out dough into all corners. Bake for 8-10 minutes until light golden. Do not over-bake, cake should spring back when touched in the center.

Place a clean tea towel on table top and lay a second piece of parchment paper on top. Sprinkle parchment paper generously with sugar. Once cake is out of the oven and still hot, flip cake out of baking sheet onto new sugared parchment paper. Carefully peel off old parchment paper. While still hot, start at the short edge and use the parchment paper to help you roll up the cake. Once starting to roll, keep a firm grip on the cake (as if you were making Sushi) to get a tight roll. Once the cake is rolled up, finish by rolling the parchment paper around the cake and then roll the tea towel around the parchment paper. Let it cool completely.

Whip whipping cream and confectioner’s sugar until it starts to thicken a little, set aside. Once cake is cooled, gently unroll. Spread a thin layer of Raspberry Sauce or marmalade out over the entire cake. Next spread a thin layer of the whipped cream. Gently roll the cake back up again with the parchment paper and store in refrigerator until ready to serve, seam side down. Enjoy.


Source: inspired by Familie Journalen

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