January 14, 2014

It’s Seville Marmalade Season

It’s Seville Marmalade Season

It’s that time of year again when the shops and markets are filled with those amazing little bitter oranges from Seville. They are too tart to eat on their own but they make fantastic marmalade. So what are you waiting for????! Get marmalading!!!

The pectin in these oranges are higher than in their edible counterparts which makes them perfect for preserves and it means they set really well. They are rather bitter so you need to use a high amount of sugar but try not to think of that when you are spreading your very own marmalade over hot buttered toast. Last year I got into jamming (if that’s a real word for making your own preserves and such) and I tried my hand at Seville orange marmalade. I was so happy with the results that I decided to make another batch. After a quick shop on Amazon, I had my Kilner jars on their way and my oranges were sitting in my fruit bowl ready to fulfil their destiny. I ended up giving them all away and hardly had any left for myself. So this year I have made an even larger batch and there’s plenty for me.

So don’t waste another moment…add Seville oranges to your shopping list, and try out my recipe for Seville Orange Marmalade. Happy marmalading!

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