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Old 08-22-2009, 06:34 PM   #1
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Foamy strawberry jam

My daughter & I made strawberry jam in June. We used Nigella Lawson's recipe that doesn't use pectin. We quadrupled the recipe and it took forever to cook down and jel. It developed foamy stuff on the top and instead of skimming it off we stirred it in.

It looks yucky with white patches throughout the jam. Is it possible to recook it, skim it and recan it????


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Old 08-22-2009, 09:46 PM   #2
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Yes you can bring it back up to a boil and re-can. Just a couple of things...

You have to use lower heat to bring it up as its no longer liquid and solids dissolving together. It is now a gel that needs to be brought up slow or the sugars will burn.

You HAVE to re-sterilize the jars and use new lids.

On the other hand, the foam is ugly but its not harmful.

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Old 08-23-2009, 07:26 AM   #3
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When making jams and jellies, it's usually better (and safer) to do multiple batches instead of increasing a batch. Unless you have a really big pot, the sugars can easily boil over.

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