slices of orange, lemon, grapefruit and lime

It’s citrus season - spread the word!

If you have citrus trees in your garden, chances are you’ve got excess fruit. So why not have a marmalade-making session and share the joy by giving neighbours a jar to enjoy.

August 27, 2020
slices of orange, lemon, grapefruit and lime

You can make it by yourself, teach your kids the art of preserving, or invite some of your friends and neighbours over for a marmalade-making get-together.

Easy marmalade recipe

  • 1.2 kg oranges (or any citrus fruit) scrubbed clean, thinly sliced
  • 8 cups water
  • 8 cups (approx.) white sugar
  1. Place orange slices into a large glass or ceramic bowl and pour over the water. Leave to stand overnight.
  2. Transfer to a large saucepan and bring to the boil over a medium heat
  3. Simmer for an hour over a low heat (or until reduced by a third)
  4. Cool slightly and measure the orange mixture in cups
  5. Add 1 cup of sugar per cup of orange mixture
  6. Stir over a low heat until the sugar dissolves then increase the heat until the mixture is boiling
  7. Cook for 45 minutes (you can skim any froth from the surface with a metal spoon)
  8. Spoon the mixture into warm, sterilised* jars while hot

*Wash jars in hot soapy water then put them on an oven tray and ‘bake’ at 100C fan-forced until they are dry.

Tangy & delicious lemon curd in 4 easy steps

If you fancy something a bit different, try our simple lemon curd recipe. It makes a great filling for cakes and muffins and is delicious spread on scones or bread.

  1. In a saucepan, whisk together 2 eggs, 2 egg yolks and 165g caster sugar until smooth
  2. Place pan over a low heat and add 80g butter and the zest and juice of 2 lemons
  3. Whisk until thickened
  4. Strain through a sieve (to remove the zest) into a sterilised jar.

Lemon curd will keep in the fridge for 2 weeks

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