Marmalade is a fruit preserve made from the juice and peel of citrus fruits like oranges, lemons and limes.
Kumquats are a beautiful fruit and combined with a few oranges and bit of sugar it makes a great jam, ideal for toast, scones or pancakes.
Homemade marmalade is the perfect accompaniment to a traditional breakfast. It also makes great gifts!
This is the first preserve I made and it was such a success; friends and family loved it and it gave me the confidence to play with the ingredients to make different marmalade for example, change the type of sugar used or add limes instead of lemons or add a blood red grapefruit or add whiskey. Seville oranges come into the shops in January and I usually buy enough oranges to freeze and they last me a year. Oranges contain large amount of pectin so you do not need to use special jam making sugars.
Sweet marmalade made only from carrot and lemon that looks and tastes like orange marmalade. You can multiply the quantities and make more at one time.
A tasty variant of the basic marmalade recipe. For this recipe the fruits used are Seville oranges, grapefruit, lemon and lime. I often use a small amount of dark muscovado sugar to add depth to the flavour and to give the finished marmalade a dark rich colour.
Seville and blood oranges have a particularly good flavour for marmalade. Since it's quite a lengthy process, it's worth making a large quantity as it will keep for up to a year in air-tight jars. Since I made this - I haven't stopped eating it. It's great on toast, but equally good served with cheese or vanilla ice cream!
I like to experiment when I make marmalade and I want to share this recipe with you because the addition of whisky gives a kick to the flavour and a smile to the face in the morning. I have made this recipe using blended and single malt whiskys so I will leave it up to you which one you will use.
A little extravagance every so often never goes amiss. This is a recipe for a clear two fruit marmalade with added flakes of edible silver and gold. It tastes yummy and looks spectacular on toast.
Seville oranges, which are available in late July/August, have a particularly good flavour for marmalade making.
When Seville oranges are in season make this traditional marmalade. They're more bitter than other oranges and are perfect for this.