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sean
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 13 11:14 am    Post subject: It's Marmalade Time  Reply with quote    

Seville oranges in the greengrocers here. 1.70-1.80/kg. Anyone started yet?

robkb



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 13 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Never tried before, but as Seville's are in the shops and the allotment's a snow-go this weekend, I might give it a go.

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 13 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I did a two-orange mini batch, it didn't set, but I had a lovely orange sauce with my dinner for a week

sean
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 13 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Gil's Marmalade article. Cab's Easy Marmalade

Midland Spinner



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 13 11:23 am    Post subject: Re: It's Marmalade Time Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
Seville oranges in the greengrocers here. 1.70-1.80/kg. Anyone started yet?


Did ours last week.

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 13 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

oh thanks for the reminder.. just been and bought some sevilles from the local shop, and sugar and added it to my to-do list

robin wood



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 13 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

cant beat home made marmalade, daughter dod ours last week.

henchard



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 13 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Here is the slow cooker recipe we used last year (which worked well)

http://lizburton.co.uk/wordpress/everyday-stuff/making-marmalade-in-a-slow-cooker/

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 13 4:58 pm    Post subject: marmalade Reply with quote    

kitchen smells of marmalade

this is my recipe:

slice 6 Seville oranges and find every single cut on your hands with the acidic juice. Painstakingly remove 5 billion seeds and tie up in a cloth. Pour 2 litres of water over oranges and leave overnight. Next day, curse that you started it, and cook for about an hour until soft. Measure (preserving pan with measurements on it very handy here) and add same volume of sugar, pre warmed. Cook *forever* until setting point, including an enthusiastic stir resulting in the bag of seeds bursting, and spending lots of time removing all the seeds again, this time from hot sugar solution. After reaching setting point, including the use of countless saucers in the freezer, and test samples of marmalade all over, let rest so the peel does not float to top of jars. Jar. notice peel has floated to top of jars. Decide it does not matter.

These days I don't bother to separate the seeds out - I cook it all up together and then skim the seeds off at the end - thereby making me let it stand long enough for the fruit to settle and not float up

Rosemary Judy



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 13 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Making mine now. It is resting,just before I pot it up. House smells fabulous

That made me smile,cig......

Mustang



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 13 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Never made it before, but I tried this year. Just potted up 12 500ml jars with 1 250ml jar for the left over. I had it on toast for breakfast this morning. Very nice! I am not really a 'sweet' person, so reduced the sugar content a bit. The marmalade has a nice tart taste and is not overwhelmingly sugery. The peel floated up in the jars, so a quick shake when it was cool and it re-distributed within the jam.

12 jars, 1 a month to last me until next January.

Cathryn



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 13 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've just made some with tangerines that were never going to ripen, a lime because the tequila had all gone and two oranges that had seen better days. It took two days. I didn't have chance to stand over it while it boiled and I didn't want to risk burning it. Anyway it's done, it's dark and sticky and being enjoyed and the house, for a brief while smelt lovely.

Behemoth



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 13 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Picked up a kilo for 50p yesterday so will have a play. How much marmalade will that make?

I have a stinking cold so I might not enjoy the smell.

sean
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 13 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Six and two-thirds pounds apparently.

Mustang



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 13 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Behemoth wrote:
Picked up a kilo for 50p yesterday so will have a play. How much marmalade will that make?


1 used 2.5kg to make 12x500ml jars with just enough left over to fill the 250g jar.

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