15th December 2015
A Sweet Recipe from Nigel the Greengrocer!
- Author: Anne Cleaver
- Published: 14th January 2015
The weather is cold and the forecast is not looking good. January can be a grim month with Christmas behind us and it is a long time until spring. What can you do to ‘sweeten’ up the short days and long nights of January?
Well, one suggestion is to pop down and buy some Seville Oranges from Nigel the Greengrocer. http://www.clanfieldonline.com/54/209/clanfield-greengrocer-florist-n-hadwen
Nigel stocks plenty of Seville Oranges as he knows how many of his customers enjoy making delicious homemade marmalade. Even better we have persuaded him to share the recipe he uses every year to make this simple but gorgeous treat.
Seville Orange Marmalade
1.5 pounds of Seville Oranges, 4 pints of water, Juice of 1 lemon, Sugar
Large stainless steel pan, sharp knife, muslin bag, glass jars
Wash the fruit and cut in half. Squeeze out the juice and the pips. Cut the peel into shreds.
Tie the pips in a muslin bag and put into a bowl with the orange and lemon juice, water and orange peel. Cover the bowl and soak for 24 – 48 hours.
Transfer to a pan and cook gently until the peel is soft; approximately 1.5 hours. Remove the bag of pips squeezing gently.
Take the pan from the heat and add 1 pound of sugar for every pint of liquid and stir until dissolved. Return pan to the heat and bring to the boil. Boil rapidly until setting point* is reached. Transfer the marmalade to prepared, sterilised jars and seal.
Yield: About 6.5 pounds of marmalade.
*Setting point is when a small amount of marmalade is put onto a cold, refrigerated plate and allowed to cool. The marmalade is ready when it has a ‘set’ surface and ‘wrinkles’ when pushed with a finger.
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