“A wise bear always keeps a marmalade sandwich in his hat in case of emergencies” – Paddington Bear
Being British, I grew up on Paddington Bear (the books in particular) so I instantly thought of him for my post on Marmalade today 🙂
The family I nanny for have many fruit trees in their yard, two of them producing Oranges and Lemons. I was thinking about what to make with the oranges since I’m not a big fan of orange juice as a drink – last night, I decided it had to be marmalade!
It is a fairly simple recipe that I found – most of the time is waiting for it to set and boiling it down. https://www.culinaryhill.com/orange-marmalade-recipe/
First, you cut the 4 oranges and 2 lemons into half moon shapes or small circles and put them in a pot.
Then, you pour in the 8 cups of water and set it to boil.
Once it is boiling, you add the 8 cups of sugar (which is about a third of a bag haha!) – “just a spoonful full of sugar” is not true in this case 😮
Make sure it is all stirred in and then cover it overnight. This is the step I am at now 🙂
Tomorrow, I have to set it to boil again and then turn it to simmer for 2-3 hours and bring it to 220 degrees Celsius and test how runny it is!