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We vaguely talked about making marmalade earlier in the year but couldn’t find any Seville oranges. I was secretly quite pleased about that as it seemed like an awful lot of work for something only eaten at the weekends (we tend to eat cereal during the week). This however all changed when we spotted some oranges while shopping on Saturday and felt like we had to go through with it.

There’s an awful lot of commentary on the subject of marmalade and deciding which recipe to go with was a daunting task, neither of us wanting to be stuck with vats of unedible preserve. We used this James Martin recipe in the end and it was both straightforward and easy to follow.

Stephen (conveniently?) had a cut on his hand so I ended up doing most of the slicing and squeezing and cutting and chopping and it wasn’t as labour intensive as I thought it would be; the end result was definitely worth it. The marmalade is very well balanced, not too sweet and not too sour and I somehow doubt we’ll only be eating this at the weekend.

Feb 20th, 2009

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  1. SCribbs said,

    That looks gorgeous, and the recipe seems easy enough even for me – were all those jars just from 6 – 8 oranges?

  2. Kerri said,

    Thank you! It was 6 or 7 oranges for the four jars but an awful lot of sugar and water too!

  3. Mrs Ergül said,

    I haven’t had the courage to embark on this route…

    Mrs Ergül’s last blog post..Teriyaki Norwegian Salmon

  4. Ellie said,

    Just saw the beautiful photo compilation on Tastespotting and had to come see! Looks like it was a fabulous recipe and glad to hear it isn’t much work. I will be watching for Seville oranges so I can give this a try.

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