Friday, June 10, 2011

Fresh Biscuits & Strawberry/Rhubarb Jam

The grocery store had strawberries on sale last week, and they looked really good! Purchased to large containers and decided that Luke & I would make some jam on Friday.
We made Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam and also a Rhubarb Freezer Jam. They are both amazing!!
Of course Luke asked for biscuits for Saturday's breakfast so he could try the new jam :)




BISCUITS


2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup hard margarine
4 tsp. baking powder
1 cup milk

I put the flour, cut up marg. and baking powder into my food processor until it's crumbly. Doesn't take very long. For the milk - sometimes I do 1/2 c milk + 1/2 c. buttermilk or cream. Depends what I have in the fridge.

Pat the "dough" until it's about 1/2 an inch thick and cut into circles with a cup, cookie cutter or whatever you happen to have.

Bake at 425F for about 12 minutes or so.


STRAWBERRY-RHUBARB JAM


4 cups fresh strawberries, crushed
2 cups chopped fresh rhubarb
1/4 cup bottled lemon juice
1 package (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin
5-1/2 cups sugar

In a Dutch oven, combine the strawberries, rhubarb and lemon juice; stir in pectin. Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar; return to a full rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Remove from the heat; skim off foam. Carefully ladle hot mixture into hot sterilized pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Wipe rims and adjust lids. Process for 5 minutes in a boiling-water canner. Yield: about 6 pints.
(I put the jam into containers and froze it.)


RHUBARB FREEZER JAM


5 c. cut up rhubarb
4 c. sugar
Mix and let stand overnight. Heat and boil until rhubarb is done (not very long). Remove from stove and add 1 (3 oz.) box of strawberry Jello (dry). Let cool. Put in small containers in freezer. Tastes like strawberry jam. Delicious as an ice cream topping.

5 comments:

  1. Really yummy biscuits and that jam looks really tasty too! Nothing like a proper handmade breakfast to start a Friday!

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  2. Wow - these are so good sounding, my mouth is watering. I love both strawberries and rhubarb - so this is great. Thanks Audrey!

    Hugs - Marie

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  3. Oh, that sounds so yummy! Strawberry and rhubarb are my favorite combo....Now I'm hungry for some pie!

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  4. Mmmm looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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