Saturday, 26 October 2013

Raw Strawberry Chia Jam

I love jam but I don't love eating jam that is 60% sugar and 40% fruit. I have started playing around with making "quick" jams or things which can be used in the place of jam but have a much shorter lifespan. This is one variety which I made to have with some rye scones- which were a bit of a flop but the jam was delicious. It takes about two minutes to make and has only three ingredients, it will keep in the fridge for about 3-4 days, but you could freeze it to make it last longer.


1 punnet of strawberries (or frozen and defrosted would work too)
1 tbsp honey or brown rice syrup
1 tbsp chia seeds 


Rinse and remove the stems of the strawberries and place in a small bowl. Mash the fruit roughly with a fork until your desired consistency is reached (you could use a blender but I like a few fruity lumps). Stir in the chia seeds and honey and pour into a glass container. Place in the fridge for at least an hour to allow the chia seeds to thicken the "jam". Enjoy as you would any other jam- on toast, on scones, dolloped onto porridge, let your imagination go wild!

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