Sugar 1/2 cup
Lemon Juice 1 tbsp
Dried Lavender 1 tsp
Wash and clean the strawberries and cut them into halves.
In a clean jar layer strawberry and sugar in layers with sugar being the top layer.
Sprinkle the dried lavender on the top so that all the flavor of the lavender will be absorbed.
Rest for 6 hrs or overnight in a fridge.
At this stage you can either crush the strawberries lightly if u like chunky jams or puree it.
I pureed the mixture with a bit of pieces peaking from it.
Transfer the mixture in a pan and cook it.
Add lemon juice and cook on a slow flame for the next 10 mins.
To test er the Jam is ready, drop a little jam on a saucer which is already chilled in the fridge and when u tilt it should not be runny, it should be set.
Once ready cool completely.
Pour the jams in a sterilized jar and store in the fridge.
To sterilize jars i usually boil water in a wide pan and place the jar and the lid upside down . Rest in hot water for some time and keep them out in the sun till dry.
Do check this site for more info on sterilizing jars.
The qty of sugar mentioned here suited m just fine, the jam is not overly sweet , it has the tartness of the strawberry with the sweetness of sugar and the heady aroma of lavender.
Do try this and i bet you will fall in love with this jam.