When Life Gives You Lemons & Oranges - You Make Marmalade The Easy Way !!
With all the fruit decided to try making marmalade, I am usually very intimidated making jams, jellys or preserves. I have a feeling I cannot get the recipe right. With that in mind decided to make a small batch and try it out.
Googled for a recipe that would work for a small batch and found one here however modified it to suit my taste.
2 Navel Oranges
2 Cups fresh Orange juice - For today's recipe I used store brought Orange juice with pulp.
2/3rd lemon juice
4 cups sugar
6 cups water
1.Quater oranges and slice them as thin as possible a good sharp knife would be very very handy.
2. Over a medium heat in a non-stick pot add cut oranges, orange juice,lemon juice and six cups of water and allow to boil for about 1 1/2 hour till oranges turn translucent.
3. Now add 2 cups of sugar and allow the marmalade to come to boil to 220.
4. Remove from heat and allow the marmalade to cool overnight.
I did not use any pectin yet the texture and taste were out of the world .
Had few friends taste test marmalade and got a thumps up from all of them glad to have found a winning recipe. Since I used store brought Orange juice marmalade tasted just like store brought no difference at all.