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Old 10-17-2015, 04:29 PM   #11
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What are these white lumps in my strawberry jam?

You would think so. I've never used butter in my jam though.

Maybe your best course would be to recook the jam and reskim.
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Old 10-17-2015, 04:56 PM   #12
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Unless you plan on giving it away, if it was me I'd just ignore it. It's gotta be the foam, and that won't hurt anything.
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Old 10-17-2015, 05:15 PM   #13
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Wouldn't that have dissolved though?
Maybe little bits of it solidified when the jam cooled. I'm just guessing.
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Old 10-18-2015, 03:52 AM   #14
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Ok thanks everyone for your help :) I only used the butter as in the recipe I was using it said to use a little butter to dissolve any scum that got left behind after skimming. If I re cook to try and dissolve it do I need to bring back to 105c? I found it quite difficult to skim the foam with a spoon, Is there a better way to do it?
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Well I ruined it :( Must have overboiled as I now have 2 jars instead of 4, it's a horrible brownish colour and it's almost solid!!
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Old 10-18-2015, 09:24 AM   #16
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I'm looking at the photos you posted on the first page and all I see that look white are strawberry seeds.

It could also just be blobs of pectin that weren't stirred in completely.
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Old 10-18-2015, 10:17 AM   #17
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I didn't use Pectin and they were big blobs, hard to photograph but definitely visible in both photos. I'm pretty sure it was the foam that I hadn't skimmed off properly...Ah well, I know for next time.
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Old 10-18-2015, 12:19 PM   #18
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Well I ruined it :( Must have overboiled as I now have 2 jars instead of 4, it's a horrible brownish colour and it's almost solid!!

That's a shame.
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