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please help me!! my marmalade is not setting and I want to go to bed! !

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mamacoffee Fri 29-Mar-13 22:35:52

Spent all day preparing my marmalade in between everything else, got dcs to bed and now ive been doing the last stage, ie boiling all the components together waiting for it to set. And it WON'T SET!!!

I WANT TO SLEEP!!!

Please help!!!

mamacoffee Sat 30-Mar-13 12:19:07

Hello everyone, yes it did set, and we had lovely marmalade on toast this morning! Thank you for all your help everyone!!

so here's what I think I'll do differently next time grin
1. make in smaller batch or do final stage in 2 pans if larger batch
2. add lemon juice/pectin earlier- i was using small oranges, possibly they were clementines or tangerines, i don't know, they were given to me, but they weren't oranges, so probably needed more pectin
3. cook peel for longer
4. have lemon juice/pectin on hand for boiling stage in case needed

anything else i should add to my list?

will try to post a pic! never done that on here before!

mamacoffee Sat 30-Mar-13 12:21:45

heres a pic its a gif hope it works

mamacoffee Sat 30-Mar-13 12:26:23

trying a jpeg this should work now

BCBG Sat 30-Mar-13 13:29:25

Looks fantastic!

ATouchOfStuffing Sat 30-Mar-13 19:43:28

Yummy! Making me want toast now! Well done, glad it worked smile

MrsPennyapple Sat 30-Mar-13 20:06:08

Brilliant! smile

mamacoffee Sat 30-Mar-13 20:36:23

Thank you everyone!

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