Strawberry and Chia Seeds Jam

This Jam has a nice fresh zesty taste, good to eat with some vanilla or lemon ice cream, or then a spoon of it with yogurt for your summer breakfasts and some of my freshly baked Granola.

Of course you can also use it for the classics: spread it over some cake layers of a nice  Victoria Sponge, on toasts or  on your scones. Try it! 

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You can also make the recipe with maple syrup or honey and adapt the sweetness to taste. Also you can use other berries or a mixture of different ones (blueberries, raspberries and blackberries).

The good thing of the chia seeds is that gives it a quick nice jelly consistency and some crunchiness so our taste buds don’t get bored!

INGREDIENTS 

  • 500 g fresh strawberries
  • 4 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Prepare the strawberries and cut in pieces and put them in a saucepan with the sugar, cover with a lid and simmer gently for 10-15 minutes or until the strawberries have softened and turned into a coloured mash.
  • Add the lemon juice, the chia seeds and the vanilla and allow the sauce to reduce and get a jam consistency mixing it at all times.
  • Allow it to cool down in the saucepan and then transfer it to an air container jar and store it.

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