Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Marmalade Day

I got started today on the marmalade
making marmalade from scratch involves, squeezing juicing slicing chopping boiling cooling simmering,
 it isn't really that difficult a little more involved than normal jam making but well worth it.
I used 2kg of the Seville Oranges 1 lemon and normal granulated sugar, There is no need to use the more expensive preserving sugar, pectin comes from the pith and pips and if you put them in a muslin bag and boil it with your peel you get enough pectin to make a good set.
14 jars of marmalade and they have set lovely, best of all is the cost
it works out at 21p a jar, brilliant.
some of these will end up as gifts.
I have popped the rest of the oranges into the freezer, later in the year I want to make a Brandy Marmalade and a Whiskey Marmalade, I thought a selection of marmalade's would make a nice Christmas gift.
Its been another cold sunshine day here, I did pop down the village to the post office van, there was still a few icy patches on the road, I still have a horse box on the drive, don't know why they haven't come back for it. 
That just about sums up my day :-)

16 comments:

  1. The jars look beautiful! I used to make marmalade in UK, but sevilles are difficult to find in France. I am on the look out though. I have made it in the past with some oranges that were too sour to eat - a happy ending, but can't count on it!

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    1. I would have thought they would be available in France isn't that were marmalade originated :-)

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  2. They look lovely, I bet they taste delicious as well.

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  3. I love to make...and eat..marmalade. It is like sunshine in a jar. :)

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  4. 21p thats very good, I was going to do some orange and whisky, and maybe lemon and ginger for gifts.

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  5. Your jars look like little pots of gold! Your marmalade is so clear it looks wonderful. Hope that the horsebox is gone soon! xx

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    1. Horsebox now has been moved to round the corner on our grass verge :-(

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  6. Lovely looking marmalade, and such a great cost, the flavored ones you are planning to make sound perfect for gifts, can I be on your Christmas list?

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    1. perhaps I could do a christmas give away :-)

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  7. I much prefer home made to shop bought. Your marmalade is looking lovely and clear. x

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    1. Thank you, I havent bought jams or marmalade for years :-)

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  8. I haven't made marmalade for ages, even though I prefer it to jam. I don't have much of a sweet tooth - unlike my husband! As the others have said, very clear end product. Could just fancy some on toast!

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    1. I like jam and marmalade I had some on toast this morning and it was lovely :-)

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