Cookin’ Up Summertime Favorites: Strawberry Jam and Biscuits!

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I love the taste of freshly made Strawberry Jam. It really kicks off the summer for me. Load it on a freshly baked biscuit and that is good old comfort food. This is the real deal and super simple to make with just 4 ingredients!

This recipe is super easy even if you have never made jam before. Start by washing the berries the night before, that way they are dry and free of excess water. When you are ready to make the jam, discard the stems, and gather all of you equipment and ingredients.

Homemade Strawberry Jam

5 3/4 Cups crushed berries ( I used a potato masher in a bowl by hand)

1/4 Cup Lemon Juice

1 packet of Powdered Pectin

8 1/2 Cups Sugar

In a large stock pot, toss in the  berries and lemon juice and stir well over low heat until everything is well mixed. Perhaps just 1 minute. Stir in the Pectin and bring mixture to  a full rolling boil over high heat. Stir occasionally and be careful. Now add all of the sugar quickly and return to the rolling boil and boil for 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Fill prepared canning jars and process in a water bath. Please read up on how to do this for your elevation, there are many helpful websites. This makes around 5 pint jars. Don’t worry if this is your first time making jam and it does not set. Label it as pancake syrup and it will be gobbled up!

Easy Drop Biscuits

This simple recipe will give you buttery-fluffy biscuits in just 20 minutes! They go great with butter and jam or as a side for nearly any meal!


Ingredients

2 Cups Flour
1 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Sugar
1 tsp. Salt
1 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Melted Butter
1 Egg

Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients together.

In the bottom of that same bowl, make a well in the center of the dry flour mixture, add the milk and butter into the well. Mix all of it together gently with a wooden spoon until just barely mixed. Dough should be sticky. Do not over mix, this will engage the flour too much and make the biscuits tough. So gentle is the key.

Drop by 1/4 Cups or an ice cream scoop onto a lightly sprayed pan 1″ apart. In a small bowl, beat the egg with a tablespoon of water and brush on top of the biscuits before baking.

Bake 15-18 minutes until lightly golden. Enjoy!

I had so many eggs from my girls and had made several small jars of jam. So we decided to bring a jar, a couple eggs, and a simple pancake recipe around to the neighbors. These made great little gifts!


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  1. YUM!! I love anything homemade.

    • Thanks! I love jam and biscuits with dinner, it’s dessert!

  2. Holy cow, you have my mouth WATERING! Jam is the perfect way to use all of those summer strawberries, and I love this recipe! So simple, I am definitely inspired to finally take a stab at jam-making. I love the recipes on this blog, I am a new follower!
    -Kylie
    absolutelyarkansas.blogspot.com

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  4. Pass some over here please!! The biscuits and the jam look HEAVENLY!!

    Now, I hope you are planning on sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!! Please!!

  5. That looks yummy!!! I picked 10 pounds of strawberries, but then froze them because I did not have time to do anything else with them. Do you think I can make jam with frozen berries? I’m too scared to waste them! Thanks :)

    • I think you could, but you may have to reduce them longer over the heat before adding pectin because they will have a higher water content.

    • If not jam, frozen berries are perfect for sorbet and smoothies. Check out our recipes!

  6. Yummy. I love fresh strawberry jam.

  7. Yum! What could be better than homemade strawberry jam and homemade biscuits! What a sweet gift to take around to your neighbors.

  8. Looks delicious! Our strawberries are just about ripe, I can’t wait!

  9. oh, i haven’t made these for agesss!

  10. I’ve gotta make strawberry jam this summer! It’s my favorite and I’ve never made it. Tasting it (and even seeing the pictures) brings back the fondest memories of my grandparents. They always made it and we would eat it when I was at their house. I wish I could eat some at their house this summer :) I would love it if you’d link up at Off the Hook.

  11. Thanks for linking up @ CountryMommaCooks…..what a great gift idea!

  12. We just picked 10lbs of berries! I wish I’d had this about 2 weeks ago :) You make it sound so easy. And your biscuits look SO good. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon.

  13. Sooo yummy looking!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  14. Oh my goodness, you are making me hungry again! I just love your wonderful food.

    Warmly, Michelle

  15. I just made a bunch of jam this past week and am definitely going to make these biscuits! Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

  16. Nothing like biscuits and jam! This looks like a great recipe too! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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