Those of you who have been reading this blog from the beginning may recall these photos of the oranges ripening. Despite eating lots and giving many away there is still, at the end of Spring, fruit on the tree. It has dried out a bit. Now it just isn't as pleasant to stop work in the garden, wander on over and pick a snack.
So we made some delicious marmalade!
The recipe for the marmalade came from The Presbyterian Missionary Women's Union Cookbook which has been around since 1904 making it the oldest book of its kind still produced in the state of Victoria.
PMWU Orange Marmalade
- 1kg oranges
- 1.25 kg sugar
- 6-8 cups water
- juice and peel of 1 lemon.
Shred oranges finely and remove pips
Cover fruit with water and leave for 24 hours
Put pips in a separate basin with water.
Next day strain the water from the pips and add to the fruit
Put the fruit and water in a large saucepan
Add lemon juice and peel to pan.
Boil until fruit begins to fall to the bottom of the pan (about 1 hour)
Add sugar and boil until it jells (about 1 - 1.5 hours)
Remove lemon peel, cool slightly and pour into warmed, sterilized jars.