A friend gave me a pot of freshly home made marmalade last week.

Its not something I am usually a lover of but this was delisious and didnt last the week.

So of course I had to make some. πŸ™‚

Best time to make marmalade is when the Seville Oranges are out in Jan/Feb.

It takes a long time to make marmalade as the oranges have to be simmered for a few hours first to make them soft.

Which then makes them easier to cut into shred.

All the pectin is in the orange pips so these have to wrapped in a muslin bag and boiled with the Juice before adding the sugar.

Just when I was about to panic mine reached setting point.

I cannot really tell if its a good marmalade, in fact I think I would have liked the shred a little more softer.

So now I wait for the verdict, from people who will be lucky enough to get a jar πŸ™‚

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5 thoughts on “Marmalade

  1. Lady Macleod

    “lucky enough to get a jar” indeed! Homemade goodies are always the best. YOu aren’t shipping international I take it? Sigh. I shall just dream and remember then….

  2. Reluctant Blogger

    Oooh marmalade is one of the few sweet things I really like.

    I’d be very happy to be a guinea pig for your marmalade. But I suspect others will beat me to it.

    You are good making all these things. I guess it keeps you warm in your igloo!

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