Good afternoon friends,
So with trying to stay healthy, we perhaps bought too many clementines.
Instead of them going to waste, we decided to make Marmalade.
I bloody love Marmalade, I’m surprised I haven’t made this before.
(Apologies if the pictures are a bit blurred, I originally filmed this and it didnt work out so I screen shot it)
- 4 lbs Satsuma oranges or around 20 clementines
- 1 fresh lemon
- 6 cups of granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp. butter
- 5 medium Jars
- 2 large saucepans
- 1 chopping board
- 1 large bowl
Wash and peel the Satsumas.
Peel off and throw away any pith and put the satsumas to one side on a large bowl.
Cut the peel into very thin strips about a inch long
Boil 4 cups of water, and then add the chopped peel, and boil for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile mash the satsumas using the back of a spoon or a fork. Be careful of your eyes, there may be a bit if a spray.
Once mashed, squeeze one whole lemon into the bowl and mix.
Go back to the boiling peel, drain and add 2 cups fresh water.
*Depending on how smooth you like the marmalade, before the next step, you can always decided to pour the mashed contents into a blended for a few second (around 3 seconds)*
Add to the mashed satsumas on the orange peel and bring to a full boil.
Add the sugar and butter and cook over medium to high heat for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile thoroughly clean your jars.
Simply wash the jars and lids in very hot soapy water, rinse, and then fill the sink with boiling water and submerge the jars and lids.
Once the marmalade is ready, stir and pour into the jar.
I found this easiest by using a measuring jug to pour the contents in.
Once all jars are filled, seal with lids and fill a saucepan of boiling water, and carefully place the jars inside for 10- 15 minutes.
Carefully take the jars out of the saucepan, and sit on the side to cool.
Once cooled, place in the fridge to set.
Leave it the fridge for 8-10 hours and enjoy!
We enjoyed our this morning with tea and toast. It was so fresh and zesty, next time I might channel Monica from friends and make obscene amounts of Jam.
Let me know if you give this a go.