Strawberry and Elderflower Jam
Strawberries have an unmistakable and for most of us irresistible taste. Among other things, the aromatic substances ferulic and ellagic acid are responsible for this, but they have much more to offer: These secondary plant compounds protect body cells and are also known for their cancer-preventing effects. Folic acid and iron also help with blood formation.
A little fresh vanilla rounds off the taste of the fruit spread; cut a vanilla pod open lengthwise, scrape out the pith and add it to the strawberry mixture before thickening. The jars can be easily sterilized by boiling them in water for a few minutes. The fruit spread can be kept in the refrigerator for at least one month.
Rinse and crush the strawberries. Mix in lemon juice, elderflower and jam sugar. Let sit for 3 hours. Bring to a boil while stirring.
Boil for at least 4 minutes, constantly stirring. Fill the prepared glass to the brim and seal immediately. Put on the lid, and let it sit for 10 minutes. Turn over and let cool.