For Christmas this year I made a lot of my family members marmalade, one orange the other lemon. My family members loved them and I've had orders for more already!

I used Home Cook Make Your Own Marmalade which was really helpful, they're big tins of prepared fruit! It takes the fiddly bit of preparing the fruit out of it.

You will need:
1800g (4lb) Sugar
425ml (3/4 pints) water

Pretty simple!

Place all the ingredients into a large pan and heat up. 

Depending on whether you are making one with peel or one without the appearance will be different.
On the left we have the lemon flavoured which includes peel whereas on the right is the orange which doesn't have peel. 

Bring the mixture to the boil and stir constantly

Again, the left is lemon, the right orange. 

Reduce the heat when it begins to boil. Keep the mixture at a rolling boil for 15 minutes, if it becomes foamy, add in a small knob of butter.

You will now need to test if your marmalade is ready to jar. Remove the mixture from the heat. Get a small teaspoon of the marmalade and put it on a cold plate for two minutes. After the two minutes test to see if the marmalade wrinkles when running your finger along the top of it. If it does, it's ready to jar. If not, return to the heat and test every two minutes.

Leave the mixture to stand 5-10 minutes first. Place your mixture into warm dry jars. I used approximately 11 jars for each. (I put mine in the dishwasher before hand to warm them, but you can do it in the oven).

If you find the peel all floats to the top just give it a little stir.
Whilst the mixture is still hot place on your waxed discs.

Now leave your jars to cool, in a cool environment before you seal them with cellophane or new lids. (do not use reused jars, the lids will not seal again and keep the marmalade fresh.)

Label them and ta-dah! you have scrumptious marmalades! 


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