Dark red firm strawberries. Sugar.
Hull the berries, place them on a sieve, sprinkle with water to remove the grit, and then allow to drain. Measure two and one-half cupfuls of berries. Put two cupfuls of sugar and one-half cupful of water into a saucepan and bring to boiling point, then add the berries and allow them to heat through. Boil quickly for ten minutes, shaking the pan from side to side but do not stir with a spoon.
Remove from the fire, and, with a sterilized spoon or fork, lift the berries into glasses, filling them three-fourths full. Boil the syrup for five minutes longer, then pour over the berries, filling up the glasses nearly full.
Allow to stand for some time, or until the berries have settled; then fill up with any of the left-over syrup.
Cover with melted paraffin and glass covers.