Marmalade

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Wendy

Marmalade

This might sound like a silly question to all you jam/marmalade makers. I've never made marmalade before but I've found a recipe that only makes a 1lb jar and as a trial run for me I thought it would be a good idea.

It's grapefruit, orange and lemon and is made in the microwave.

If I make it can the marmalade be used straight away or is it best to keep it a while? If it can be used at once does it need to be put in a sterilised jar?

Thank you

Wendy x

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violet eyes

Marmalade

Hi Wendy, I've always started eating the marmalade the next day and to be on the safe side maybe rinse the jar in very hot or even boiling hot water to sterilise it. When I make marmalade I put the jars in the oven but as you only have one jar this might not be practical. Your recipe for grapefruit orange and lemon sounds nice maybe when you have time you could put it in your profile and we can all try it.
I have some frozen oranges ready to be made into marmalade but I'm waiting for someone answer my question on what to do .
Hope all's well with you and the cats are behaving themselves :0)

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Thistledo

Marmalade

I make a 5-fruit marmalade very successfully. Always stick to Mrs Beeton's recipe. The fruit is oranges, grapefruit, lemons, apples and pears. It's lovely.
It stores very well in the UK but in the hotter countries, maybe it should be refridgerated.

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Wendy

Three fruit marmalade

Hi VE

I followed your advice and rinsed the jar out with boiling water. I have made the marmalade today and will bottle it after I've done this. I've put the recipe in my profile, if you have any queries about it just ask.

My boy, Nero, is not behaving himself. He thought he was Superman the other day and tried to fly only he came down to earth with a bump waving a vet bill. It entailed three visits, first visit he was in shock and only had the antibiotic injection and would not let the vet touch his leg and to prove a point Nero bit Roger. Second visit was two X-rays and an anti-inflammatory injection because he has a lesion on a bone and was severely bruised. Third visit for a check-up. He is still limping but not as bad and the vet said it will be a while.

Thank you Thistledo. I like the sound of the 5 fruit marmalade. Is it in yur profile? As this is my first attempt I will stick to the three fruit one as it only makes a small amount.

Thank you both again

Wendy x

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violet eyes

Wendy's marmalade

Thistledo I have found the 5 fruit marmalade recipe in my Mrs Beeton's recipe book I will try that one as well as Wendy's recipe, you can't have too much marmalade.

Hi Wendy, sorry to hear about your poor boy Nero, hope he's feeling a lot better and also Roger has recovered from the bite and the vets bill.Cat's have very sharpe teeth and claws as I know only too well.
My boy decided it wasn't worth getting up today , he stayed on the bed till midday, that's not like him he at least gets up for his breakfast, before having more cat naps, had to keep checking him to see if he was ok . He didn't like being poked.
Thanks for putting the recipe in your profile I will try that one as well.let us know what yours tastes like :0)

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Wendy

More on marmalade

VE

Roger likes the result but thinks it is a bit too sweet. So will it be OK to reduce the sugar next time or not,and if so by how much?

Roger has recovered from the bite and the bill. All the cats are sleepyheads they could sleep for the UK and Italy.

I do like the sound of Thistledo's 5 fruit marmalade, if you make it let me know and I might venture to make that.

Wendy x

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Rasdora

marmalade

Hello everyone, I also find marmalade recipes too sweet for my taste and over the years have come up with this method. I put a kilo of washed citrus fruit including peel and pith - whatever combination I am using - through the food processor to chop to whatever size I have decided on. I then simmer the chopped kilo of fruit with 1 litre of water to soften the peel - about 45 minutes. I then add 1 kilo of sugar and proceed as usual. The resulting marmalade sets and keeps perfectly (obviously put into hot sterilised jars and lids) and is not over-sweet.

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Wendy

Marmalade...

Thank you Rasdora for that, I shall make a note of it. How much marmalade would your recipe make, please?

Wendy x

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Rasdora

marmalade

Hi Wendy, it makes about 3 to 4 small jars which I find is a reasonableble quantity, not too much to get bored with it and enough to perhaps give a jar away. Packed and ready! Whoopee!!!

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sam from worthing

Wendy's Marmalade


Wendy woo...that sounds like the most wonderful recipe and method for making marmalade.

I am not a marmalade fan (not keen at all on oranges in all honesty) but the addition of grapefruit and Lemon/Lime, hmmm yumm - although OH can't have grapefruit cos of certain tablets he is on.

can i ask a dumb blonde question - do you have to use seville oranges? or could you use any? and could you use pink grapefruit?

could be christmas hamper gifts (sorry to mention the C word).


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sam from worthing

Thistle do's Marmalade


I wonder if rules could be bent a bit to enable Thistle to type up the 5 fruit marmalade recipe?

Or what is the exact title of the book, and i will hunt it out at the library and copy it out.

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Wendy

Marmalade fruit

Hi Sam

The recipe only says oranges it doesn't specify Seville. As I didn't have any oranges as they looked a bit 'manky' in the shop, so bought a lime instead.

I wished I'd bought two as Roger thought it nice but a bit too sweet and I think the taste of the lime would have been better as it is more lemony/grapefruity=ish. Again there was no mention of type of grapefruit so I used pink.

I was sometimes known as Wendy woo at work, among some other names! Have you got a crystal ball to know that?

Rasdora. The amount yours makes is about right for us. Enjoy your holiday.

Wendy x

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sam from worthing

Marmalade

I called you wendy woo a while back, and you told me you was called that, so from now on, if i have a query for you, you are wendy woo....

thanks for the advice, I shall give your recipe a go in the next few days or so...I know a MIL who will love that xxx

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Wendy

Sam

Sorry for repeating myself then, it's what happens when you get old!!

The lime I bought was quite juicy so it might be wise to buy three just in case.

If you read the earlier post this is my first time of making microwave marmalade, in fact, of any marmalade so I'm not sure what the consistency should be of the homemade stuff. The one I made is quite thick and gloopy, sweet but pleasant to taste.

Wendy woo.

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violet eyes

Thistledo's marmalade

If anyone wants to make this marmalade it's by Mrs Beeton and it's in her book called Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery.
My book was a Christmas present in 1970 I was very young then but I enjoyed cooking :0)

I've just copied down your recipe Wendy and I shall let you know when I've made it :0)

 
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