Sunday, 15 January 2012

Homemade marmalade

Every morning we eat delicious fresh baked bread and homemade orange marmalade.  It's become a kind of ritual and I wouldn't want to start the day any other way now.


I thought that I would share how to make it with you (it's really really easy).

Take 6 large oranges (or 8 small ones).  I made batches from both the clementines above and the large oranges below.


Chop roughly into quarters.


Finely chop them using a juicer, blender, by hand or any other method but keep everything i.e, pips, skin etc.  We use this fancy Norwalk juicer / press.


 Put in the biggest pan you have and add 1kg of sugar.  We use organic oranges and organic sugar.


Then just stir with a wooden spoon and bring to the boil.  Keep it boiling for 20 minutes stirring every 5 minutes or so.


That's it! Wait for it to cool slightly then pour into glass jars (ours are from IKEA).  


 In these jars they make great gifts too.  Just add some ribbon and a salt dough gift tag.


 mmmmm we love you marmalade Gott gotty Gott Gott [Swedish phrase meaning yummy].


10 comments:

  1. Oh thanks! My Mam loves marmalade so will make this for her for when she next visits. Are you in France now? Would love to hear your "story" i.e. how/why you live between different places

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  2. I have not tried making marmalade without softening the peel. I use the slow cooker for this. Presumably using a blender eradicates this need-must try this method.

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  3. Hey Rach,
    Yes we are back in France now but yearning for some snow so we may leave again soon.
    Perhaps our story is blogworthy? I must admit that I always love to read the family stories of my favourite blogger :)
    What happened about the business venture?
    xx

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  4. Hello again SarahElisabeth!
    No need to prepare the peel at all for this recipe but our blender does tend to do a real mash job. By the way, I tried your lemon and lime idea and it was delicious!Much more tart than the orange but I prefer that.
    x

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  5. Oh my gosh, you mean you don't have to then can the jars in a hot bath after making it??!!! How long does it keep then? Could you please let me know? I would LOVE to try this recipe! ~tina

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    1. Absolutely not! :)
      I have been told that they will last for 6 months like this but have only tried about 8 weeks (which was absolutely fine) because we get through them quite quickly. We do store them in our cellar which is quite cold but I'm not sure it is necessary.

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  6. I found your blog and I liked it very much!! Fantastic work!! I will follow you!! Best regards from Greece!!

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    1. Thank you so much! What a great compliment :)
      My husband and I 'studied' in Greece for a while and fell i love with the Greek salad. When we returned home we ate it every day for about 6 months!
      x

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  7. Yummy! I make my own jam and glaze but I haven't ever tried Marmalade. I also make my own bread. I'm excited to try something different. Thanks so much for sharing!

    http://madebyniki.blogspot.com/

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    1. Good luck with it! I'm looking forward to trying some other types too so let me know if you have any good recipes.

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