We’re now in the midst of the marmalade orange season.
‘Bitters’ as they are known – and trust me, having made the once in a lifetime mistake of trying one, they’re named that for a good reason – are the essential component of good marmalade. Eating oranges just don’t work the same. Marmalade is really easy to make, is a great way to spend a cold and rainy afternoon with the kids or grandkids and makes a great gift. Here’s our recipe. We like it, but if you’ve ever inherited a cookbook of any kind of vintage then have a look and there’s a good chance it’ll have a marmalade recipe in it.
What you’ll need:
- 2lbs/900g marmalade bitters
- 4lb/1.8kg preserving sugar
- 1 Lemon
- 4 pints/2 litres of water
- Some sterilised jars with lids or wax papers, film and bands