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Seville oranges....

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TheStorySoFar Fri 13-Jan-17 14:09:53

Froze some of these last year...will they be ok to make marmalade with this year?!

RamblinRosie Sat 14-Jan-17 22:04:12

Will be fine, will probably take less time simmering to soften the peel.

TheStorySoFar Mon 16-Jan-17 07:03:44

Rosie. Silly I defrost them first? And also, I may need to leave 2 nights between the first & second stage. Will that change the amount of pectin in the process? Thk you!

Moresaltedcaramel Mon 16-Jan-17 10:14:02

You don't need to defrost them. If you have a pressure cooker that will speed up the process.

alexjr Tue 17-Jan-17 21:54:40

Had the shock of my life when I tried to eat one last summer. I thought they would taste like a normal orange. How wrong I was.

RamblinRosie Wed 18-Jan-17 01:43:40

1kilo Seville oranges plus one lemon, 4 pints water, 2 kilos sugar-according to the blessed Delia, utterly foolproof.

Measure water first, easy to get distracted, then I'd defrost, halve, squeeze the oranges, add squeezing to water. Put muslin on plate, I use a baby muslin, use nails to scratch inner skin and pulp onto muslin, slice skin and pith, tie up muslin, dump muslin and skin in pan with water and juice.

Simmer until the skin is soft, for frozen oranges, probably an hour, otherwise 2 hours. At this point, you can cover with cling film and leave overnight, or continue, absolutely no reason to wait unless it's convenient.

Then wash hands, grab the muslin, and squeeze, and squadge, into the liquid, I reckon for about 10 minutes, you'll get loads of thick goo out, the more the better.

Warm the liquid until just simmering, add 2 kilos of sugar, no need to warm, stir until dissolved, then boil hard for 15 mins.

Leave 15 mins then pot up. I don't bother with sterilising pots, I run them and lids through the dishwasher at high temperature.

I have a plastic jam funnel, use a folded kitchen towel to hold pot, fill, and have a dampened towel to wipe any spills.

Sounds complicated, but once you get into the groove it's easy, fourth batch in process...

TheStorySoFar Thu 19-Jan-17 19:50:03

Thx Rosie-that's great 👍. That's my Sunday sorted!

MoreThanUs Thu 19-Jan-17 19:54:15

Followed the Delia recipe twice in the last few weeks and made amazing marmalade! I always double the qualities - then two lots of double quantities will make enough marmalade to last the year.

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