AIBU - Mamalade related.

(40 Posts)
MercedesDR Tue 26-Jan-16 14:52:07

Done all the chopping, now I am softening all the orange peel in my slow cooker. Then once it's done I'll transfer it all to my preserving pan ready for the big boil up with the sugar. Has anyone tried this method? Does it work?

PersephonePitstop Tue 26-Jan-16 14:53:50

So what part do you think is unreasonable? confused

OttiliaVonBCup Tue 26-Jan-16 14:56:45

This is a stealth marmalade boast, not AIBU.

thelouisee Tue 26-Jan-16 14:58:38

--> chat

Vixxfacee Tue 26-Jan-16 14:59:12

No and who cares.

MercedesDR Tue 26-Jan-16 14:59:47

It's just all the recipes say to boil the shit out of the peel for a couple of hours. I'm just wondering if I can save energy by doing the first part in the slow cooker.

MercedesDR Tue 26-Jan-16 15:01:18

Wouldn't want to disappoint the buyers at the next WI get together.

MercedesDR Tue 26-Jan-16 15:01:52

The thought of it is stressing me out.

OttiliaVonBCup Tue 26-Jan-16 15:02:13

I care, I'm deeply disappointed because I was excited someone managed to be BU about marmalade and this is a very sorry attempt at a stealth boast.

Topseyt Tue 26-Jan-16 15:03:43

My method ist to buy MacKay's or Duerr's in the supermarket.

Works for me. grin

I admire you for your efforts though.smile

Queenbean Tue 26-Jan-16 15:04:39

ive got a super crude joke about marmalade

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 26-Jan-16 15:04:54

YABU. Posting this here.

OttiliaVonBCup Tue 26-Jan-16 15:05:13

Go on then.

Leelu6 Tue 26-Jan-16 15:05:58

Marmalade and Jerusalem, eh?

GingerPCatt Tue 26-Jan-16 15:08:55

I have a marmalade aibu. Is it unreasonable for DH to have at least 2 jars of open marmalade at all times and sometimes more even though he's the only one who eats it? Why open another jar?! Finished the other one first. goes of muttering about nearly empty jars and precious counter space...

PersephonePitstop Tue 26-Jan-16 15:10:05

Someone in the Recipe Topic may understand your dilemma, I couldn't give a shite, sorry.
Wouldn't mind hearing Queenbeans' joke though.

MuttonDressedAsMutton Tue 26-Jan-16 15:10:26

Nigella's method works best where you boil/simmer the fruit whole which we do in the slow cooker very low overnight.
But really - marmalade has no place in AIBU unless it's being smeared on someone's naked buttocks against their will grin

PersephonePitstop Tue 26-Jan-16 15:11:36

LTB GingerPCatt, or kill him.

Seriouslyffs Tue 26-Jan-16 15:12:03

I care.
Don't know anything about marmalade though.

MercedesDR Tue 26-Jan-16 15:13:20

Queenbean show us the joke.

OttiliaVonBCup Tue 26-Jan-16 15:15:03

Ginger, are they different?

Because all marmalade is different, have two on the go sometimes, one French Bonne maman, which is sweeter and a proper dark bitter one, depending on what I feel like.

averylongtimeago Tue 26-Jan-16 15:15:30

Yanbu to worry about how long to cook the peel for. Undercooked peel goes all hard and horrible when you add the sugar. Boil it until lit is really really soft and yes, you can do that In the pressure cooker.

Queenbean Tue 26-Jan-16 15:25:36

Ok I'm slightly backing out here because it is so rude and I don't want to be accused of being a sexist etc.... but the link is here for anyone foul minded. Don't say I didn't warn you!!

m.reddit.com/r/Jokes/comments/12se8y/whats_the_difference_between_jam_and_marmalade/

MercedesDR Tue 26-Jan-16 15:31:11

Nice Queenbean. Thank you for posting it.

Seriouslyffs Tue 26-Jan-16 15:32:09

That joke was on First Dates last week and the girl was shocked as you would be!

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