Something must have wrong with me or am I getting old? I have been preparing this marmalade again and again which I like very much yet I have not posted the recipe at all. I followed Wendy's recipe on Sweet Orange Marmalade but I'm not so conscientious as Wendy in sharing the recipe as in her post. Sometimes, I like shortcuts and lucky me, it is still good. Please visit her blog [Table for 2 or More] for the details and step by step photos if you are interested to make your own marmalade. Believe me, it is good.
Usually, when I make this marmalade, the skin will be discarded but this time the skin has been put to good use. Thanks to Phong Hong for sharing her recipe on Candied Orange Peel [see tomorrow's post]. I made it after making the marmalade. They are good.
Recipe Source - Wendy's Sweet Orange Marmalade [with slight modifications]
Equal Portion of Orange flesh/Sugar/Water [that is 1:1:1]
500 gm orange flesh
500 ml water
500 gm sugar [I used less - about 300]
Flesh of 1 lemon
- Zest all the fruits [this time, I zest the lemon only, kept the orange peel for making Candied Orange Peel].
- Peel all the fruits, weigh the flesh [jot down the quantity] to calculate the sugar and water needed.
- Remove the flesh from the membrane. Chop in smaller pieces. Press out the membrane and pith to obtain the juice. Add to the orange flesh. Transfer to a container and refrigerate overnight.
- Add water to the membranes and pith [this is to derive natural pectin], bring to boil. Off heat, cover and leave overnight. Strain and press out the juice the next day.
- Combine orange flesh, juices and zest in a heavy saucepan. Add in juice from Step 4. Add sugar. Bring to boil, then lower heat and continue to simmer until jam gels up. Stir in the brandy if using.
- Meanwhile sterilised the jam bottles and place a small saucer in the freezer to chill [for testing if jam is done].
- Place a spoonful of jam in saucer, return to freezer for 10-20 seconds. If it wrinkles up to form a mass when push with a finger, the jam is done. Otherwise simmer jam a little longer and test again.
- Pour hot jam into sterilised bottles and tighten cover.
I'm sharing this post with Little Thumbs Up April 2014 Event - Orange organised by Bake For Happy Kids and My Little Favourite DIY hosted by Anncoo Journal