I purchased a huge box of strawberries from the markets last weekend for $15 (I know, what a bargain!). I came home with every intention of freezing them for smoothies and desserts before I realised It was the perfect opportunity to whip up a batch (or 3) of strawberry chia jam.
WHAT IS CHIA JAM?
It’s essentially pureed strawberries, rice malt syrup and lemon juice, combined with fibrous and protein rich chia seeds are added to the mix allowing it to bind it together ever so slightly in order to give it the “jam” like consistency we know and love.
WILL IT BIND PERFECTLY?
No, it will always be slightly more liquid than traditional jam however, this increases it’s versatility.
WHAT CAN I USE IT FOR?
Not only does this “jam” taste like REAL strawberries, it’s incredibly versatile. Add it to toast, stir it through your morning porridge, use it in desserts (scones… HELLO!) the opportunities are endless.
DO I HAVE TO USE STRAWBERRIES?
If you don’t have strawberries, feel free to substitute raspberries, blueberries and/or mulberries to the mix. Use whatever you have on hand.
HOW DO I STORE IT?
We pop in an airtight glass jar and add keep it in the fridge for up a 1 week. If you make a bigger batch, simply freeze it before defrosting it as required .Print