Thursday, January 16, 2014

The 10 Minute Jam

As my Mom calls it, the fruit confite is the perfect remedy for bruised and soft berries that have been sitting around your kitchen since the 2-for-1 sale at the market, or the overly ambitions picker. It's also the perfect remedy for taking buttered toast to the next level, or sweetening your morning yogurt. 

All you need for this quick confite is your berries, sugar and a few staple kitchen utensils. You'll want to linger in your kitchen all day after cooking this deliciously fragrant recipe. 

Strawberry Confite (The 10 Minute Jam) 
Serves 1 - 10 People
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: about 10 minutes


- 500 grams of strawberries, cut in halves or quarters
- 375 grams of sugar


- a jelly or a pan or pot with high sides
- a large wooden spoon
- a small plate to test the jam
- two sterilized jars with lids


Halve or quarter the strawberries, removing the damaged parts. Weigh and make sure you have about 500 grams.

Pour into the pan / pot. Add the sugar. Mix. Bring to boil. 

After 10 minutes , start checking to see if the confite is setting. You can say it’s set when the boiling noise is different. To test whether the confite is done, take a little juice on wooden spoon , put one drop on the plate, tilt plate. If the drop is no longer liquid, theconfite is done.

Immediately pour the in jars and store in the fridge. The confite must be eaten quickly.

Suggested uses: in yogurt , on fresh or toasted bred, on a ice cream, a pie, deco for any dessert.

Et voilà! Bon appétit! 

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