What does one do when you have a child in Orchestra in school. They sell stuff to sponsor trips and they make money of their parents primarily – This is how I got suckered into getting 2 BIG crates of oranges and tangerines all the way from Florida. They tasted like nectar, that’s for sure and truth to tell, it did not take much arm twisting for me to agree to buy grapefruits, navel oranges, tangerines and oh-so fresh strawberries. I made strawberry coulis, and jam and I ventured for the first time to make some marmalade. The oranges – I want to say about 12-14 yielded 3 16 ounce jars, two of which vanished before i could say Jack Robinson (an old expression of my dad – which I still use often if only to keep him in my thoughts on a daily basis.
So easy to make and so delicious you’ve got to try this and feel the rush and the power of making your very own, homemade, marmalade –
- 12-14 good sized tangerines, pitted (see how to below)
- 1 cup of White Sugar
- 1 cup of sugar in the raw
- 3/4 -1 cup of orange blossom honey
- A pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
- 1tsp orange essence
Wash tangerines thoroughly and dab dry with paper towel or kitchen towelSoak in the honey for about 30 minutesPeel them in such a way that you get some big pieces that can then later be cutCut the orange sideways to reveal the wheel. For pitting it, I took a blunt knife and simply ferreted out the seedsChop the tangerines slices roughly. Strain the juice and keep separateIn a large 5 or 6 quart pot, add the sugars and the juice and allow it to thin Once it gets a syrupy consistency, add the tangerine pieces and honey and the rindsAllow this to simmer for about 20-40 minutes or until you see the jam thickening to the preferred consistency. This would be the time to grate the nutmeg into the pot and stir
Cool and store in Jars. (you can see how to sterilize the jars here)
|The best orange peeler by tupperware, almost as old as my hubby!|
Combos that are da bomb with this delicious marmalade are – yogurt (Mama Mia) hot toast, english muffins (Mama Mia) Hot butter and marmalade over croissants (Mama Mia) and over crumpets –
For the well-adjusted Indian, this is a super combo with dosais and better yet with adais!
Enjoy until the next recipe!