We have a lovely festive treat in store…and perfect timing as our Seville oranges have just come into season and are classically reminiscent of Christmas.
This intensely bitter orange is widely used for Marmalade (if eaten raw it has a taste similar to a lemon with a large number of pips, so not suitable as a tasty snack). Prized for its high pectin content which sets readily with the thick consistency required of marmalade, together with the deep coloured peel which imparts a bitter taste, this makes it the perfect orange for this purpose.
So grab your apron and be ready for the beautiful aromas that are about to fill the air as our Organic Seville Orange Marmalade is the best. Recipe below...
1kg of OrchardWorld Organic Seville Oranges
2 x OrchardWorld Large Lemons
2.5 litres of water
Knob of butter
1. Measure 2.5 litres of water into a saucepan and put onto a medium heat.
2. Squeeze the juice of the lemon and oranges and add to the water. Discard the pips.
3. Cut the orange peel to your desired thickness and pop into the water.
4. Turn the heat down and add the sugar, continue to stir until the sugar has dissolved.
5. Once fully dissolved, increase back to a medium heat.
6. Bring to a boil for 15 minutes - giving it an occasional stir
7. Take off the stove and spoon a little onto a plate and place into the fridge for a few minutes.
8. Once taken out you should be able to move/touch the mixture and it should be of marmalade consistency, if not then bring it back to the boil on the stove. Repeat the same process until the desired effect is achieved.
9. Stir in a knob of butter and leave for 20 minutes.
10. Using a funnel, pour the marmalade into the sterilised* jars they are going to be stored in and seal. Once cooled this can be stored in a cool, dry and dark place.
*(To sterilise glass jars, simply wash in hot soapy water, rinse and stand upside down on a baking tray in the oven at 160-180°c for 15 minutes)