Monday, October 24, 2011
I Be Jammin'... part 2
What I found was a great idea for something new in my jam pot: Strawberry Jam with Balsamic Vinegar & Cracked Black Pepper!
Since I don't grow my own strawberries, I thought I would try it with loganberries. But lo & behold, I found a container of frozen strawberries in the freezer!!
So, I did a mix of loganberry & strawberry with 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar (the recipe called for 1/2 cup, but I didn't want to use up all of the vinegar I had in stock) & then 1 Tbsp cracked black pepper.
The result is a jam that isn't quite as sweet as strawberry nor quite as tart as loganberry & the vinegar is barely noticeable (the variety I have is lusciously sweet & rich) so you end up with a sweet smile on your face before the pepper bites you back.
It's not offensive at all & would probably not be something to eat with peanut butter. Would go with cheese & crackers & a lovely crisp white wine. A jam not for the faint of heart.