Marmalade - Edmonds Recipe Recipe

Marmalade - Edmonds Recipe

About Marmalade

This Marmalade recipe, inspired by the Edmonds Cookbook, is a classic way to make delicious homemade marmalade using oranges and lemons. The combination of citrus fruits gives the marmalade a tangy and slightly sweet flavor, perfect for spreading on toast or using in various recipes. This traditional method ensures a rich and flavorful preserve that can be enjoyed year-round.

Marmalade Ingredients

▪️ 1.75 kg sugar
▪️ 900 grams oranges
▪️ 2 lemons

How to make Marmalade

Step 1: Wash the fruit, then halve and squeeze the juice into a preserving pan or large, heavy-based stainless steel saucepan. Wrap the pips and membranes in a muslin bag and tie shut. Cut the peel into thin shreds (or coarse ones, if preferred), then add to the saucepan with the bag of pips and 2.25 litres of water.

Step 2: Bring the mixture to the boil, then simmer gently, uncovered, for about 2 hours until the contents of the pan are reduced by about half and the peel is very tender. Remove the muslin bag, leave to cool, then squeeze any liquid back into the pan.

Step 3: Add the sugar to the saucepan and stir over a very low heat until completely dissolved. Bring to the boil and boil rapidly for about 15 minutes, or until setting point is reached (105°C on a sugar thermometer).

Step 4: Remove the saucepan from the heat and skim off any scum from the surface with a draining spoon. Leave to cool for about 5 minutes, or until a thin skin starts to form on top of the marmalade. Stir gently, to distribute the peel evenly.

Step 5: Ladle into warm, sterilised jars, then cover and seal. When cold, label, then store in a cool dark place. Use within 1 year of making. Once opened, store in the fridge and use within 1 month.

Fun Facts about Marmalade

▪️ Marmalade has a long history and is believed to have originated in Portugal, where it was made with quinces.
▪️ The word "marmalade" comes from the Portuguese word "marmelada," meaning quince jam.

Marmalade Pairing Suggestion

Marmalade is perfect for spreading on toast, scones, or English muffins. It also makes a wonderful addition to baked goods and can be used as a glaze for meats or as a filling for cakes and pastries.

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