Did ours last week.
|Nicky Colour it green
||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|
||cant beat home made marmalade, daughter dod ours last week.|
Here is the slow cooker recipe we used last year (which worked well)
|Nicky Colour it green
marmaladekitchen 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
Making mine now. It is resting,just before I pot it up. House smells fabulous
That made me smile,cig......
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.
||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.|
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.
||Six and two-thirds pounds apparently.|
||Picked up a kilo for 50p yesterday so will have a play. How much marmalade will that make?|