It’s marmalade season! There is no better way to use seasonal citrus than to make a delicious marmalade to spread on toast and crackers.
Storage: up to 2 years
Makes: 5 x 450g jars
- 1kg Seville oranges
- 75ml lemon juice
- 2kg demerara sugar
- Wash the oranges then half them and juice them and keep the squeezed halves.
- Slice the squeezed oranges into medium to thick pieces and place into a bowl along with the orange juice and 2.5L water. Leave the mixture to soak for 24 hours.
TIP: This helps release the pectin which helps the solution set.
- Pour the mixture into a Kilner jam pan and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook covered for 2 hours until the peel is soft and the marmalade has reduced.
- Add in the sugar and lemon juice and mix well to dissolve the sugar.
- Boil for about 20 minutes until setting point has been achieved then remove from the heat.
- Leave the marmalade to cool down for ten minutes then stir slowly to diffuse any foam from the top.
- Pour the marmalade into warm sterilized Kilner jars and store in a cool dark place.
admin 29th January 2016
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