Whisk me away to the highlands Marmalade

Whisk me away to the highlands Marmalade

If you like marmalade and love whisky, this combination is ideal.

We have infused a regular marmalade recipe with a touch of our favourite spirit to celebrate the Commonwealth games being held in Scotland.

Give this a try and enjoy with friends.

What you need

  • ½ a pint of whisky
  • 6 pints of water
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 6 lbs of jam sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • 2.5 lbs of oranges
  • Kilner jam pan
  • Kilner preserving jars

Method

Wash the oranges and lemon and peal half. Remove pips and squeeze juice and flesh into your Kilner jam pan. Add the peal to the pan and simmer gently for 1 and a half hours.

Stir in the jam sugar and heat.

Add the whisky and butter and bring to the boil rapidly for 15 minutes.

Skin any excess with a slotted spoon.

Allow the marmalade to cool and then fill your sterilised Kilner jars.

Enjoy.

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28th July 2014

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Infuse with Elderflower

There are many different flowers, herbs and spices you can use to infuse alcohol or soft drinks, but elderflower has to be our favourite.

Elderflower cordial is made from the elderberry plant, mixed with sugar and water. Elderflower dates back to the Roman times when they acquired a taste for the sweet and delicate drink.

Elderflowers are coming back into season and grow in most of Europe and Africa. The cream flowers smell like honey and are crisp and juicy, highlighting the aromatic scent and flavour of the plant.

To make a cordial, the elderflower heads are steeped in a concentrated sugar solution and then removed and replaced with  lemon juice to help preserve the cordial. The mixture is then covered and left to infuse.

You can buy the cordial from most supermarkets and you can simply add it to fizzy water or mix a little in a glass of champagne, wine or beer. The taste is sweet and delicate and adds something special to your beverage.

You can make your own wine, cider or beer at home with Kilner’s 4-week wine making kits, or bitter, beer and cider brewing kits, which will allow you to add the elderflower easily and let it infuse during the process.

29th April 2014

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