Making jam in a bread maker

November 12, 2018



Your bread maker is a great unit, and it can easily be used to prepare your bread every day. But did you know that it can also be used for a wide array of other things. For example, you can make jam in the bread maker, something that’s a lot easier than you might imagine. Other uses include using your bread machine to prepare your own tomato sauce or even to bake a casserole, and some people are even using them to craft their own vegetable or fruit butter.

How is this possible?

The reason is simple, the bread maker is a heating unit, and that makes it perfect for making bread. You heat up the dough and flour mix, and then you wait for it to grow. As you can imagine, such a heating unit can easily be used for a variety of other projects. The ideas listed above are all possible if you have a modern bread maker, and most even work with the older models. All you have to do is to bring in a bit of creativity into the mix.

Is this safe?

Yes, making jam in a bread maker is as safe as can be. It’s not going to cause any damage to the unit or your home. So you just have to prepare the ingredients, and then you are good to go.

What do you need?

In order to make jam in the bread maker, you will have to figure out what type of jam you want in the first place. For the sake of this example, we will go with strawberry jam. In this case, you need the following ingredients:

  • 4 cups of diced strawberries (you can replace it with any fruit)
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup (about 200ml) of granulated sugar
  • Optionally, you can add 2 tablespoons of pectin (pectin helps the jam set, as strawberries are naturally low in pectin)

Instructions

  1. Clean the strawberries of any dirt under running water.
  2. Roughly chop up the strawberries, and mash them a bit with a fork.
  3. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl, or directly into the bread maker.
  4. If the bread maker has a jam setting, hit that now. Otherwise choose the middle bread making setting - around 100 minutes of baking time.
  5. After the cycle ends, you can remove the baking tray from your bread maker. CAUTION: It can be very hot, which is why you need to wait a little bit until some of the heat wears off.
  6. Put it into your jars. Now you need to let it cool down completely before placing any lid.
  7. You can place the jam jars into the fridge and serve at your own convenience.

As you can see, making jam in the bread maker is possible, and you can do it today. Follow the instructions above, and you will have no problem preparing some great jam for your entire family!