Sunday, 22 January 2012

Bitter sweet !

Made my first lost of marmalade ever yesterday and its lovely!

I used

2 lb of Seville Oranges
4lb sugar
4pints water
juice of 1 lemon

I sliced the oranges thinly and removed all the pips. The sliced oranges were put in a very large pan with the water together with all the pips tied in a muslin cloth, and the lemon juice. The pan was then boiled quite rapidly for about 2 hours or until the liquid had reduced by half.

I added the sugar and stirred continually over a low heat until all the sugar had dissolved and then increased the heat and boiled again this time for about 10 mins. I used a jam thermometer and once the temperature reached 221 f. I took the pan off the heat and then tested for a set on a cold plate. Perfect!

I left the marmalade to cool for about 10 minutes before pouring into jars. I got 7 jars, and it met with hubbies approval !

There are only six in the picture as the other one was opened and is being used !


  1. I have to admit to not being a huge marmalade lover...that is unless it's the smooth kind which some people say to me 'then what's the point?'

    I'm sure it's great though!!

  2. Sound yummy!!
    Homemade is always delicious:)
    And jars look pretty!!

  3. I don't like marmalade myself, much prefer jam, but hubby likes it. Also, I make marmalade cake quite regularly so it will be used, and I do like that !