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On mason jars and canning jars, there is often bands used to properly align the lids onto the jar, and to hold the lid in place during processing.
Before filling jars, skim off foam that forms from the boiling process. The addition of ¼ teaspoon butter or margarine during cooking helps cut down on the foam formed.
I made one batch of jam using this recipe. Usually, I'm not outspoken but this is an exception.
I've lost precious resources: time, money, gasoline and personal energy. The jam is of perfect consistency, however the taste is medicinal (not in a good way). So I researched many, many other recipes and every recipe which calls for adding lemon juice requires only 4-5 Tbs. If you love the natural sweetness of strawberries...I recommend not using this recipe.
Can you help please,I'm from England, can you explain what process in boiling g water is. Here were sterilize the jars ,fill with jam and place lid on and make sure the middle button pops. This means the jar is sealed and can be stored. Is this process your form of sealing the jar .if so do I still need to use it after doing it my way?
In a boiling-water bath, jars of food (in this case, jam) are completely covered with boiling water and heated for a specific amount of time. This method is used to safely can tomatoes, fruit, jams, jellies, and pickles with high acid content.