Although I put it down as a February goal, I’ve actually started the marmalade making already.
On Saturday, I bought 3 kg of seville oranges. Which is three batches, which should last the year. The real issue is the amount of sugar I need to buy in one hit, I feel like a walking advert for type 2 diabetes!I use the Delia Smith marmalade recipe as a base except I just use granulated sugar instead of preserving sugar. For this batch I made a dark marmalade by subbing 500g of the white sugar with dark brown sugar. This idea came from Felicity Cloake in the Guardian but I bought the wrong sugar so just halved the amount.I find the shredding part quite therapeutic…And there you have it, my first batch of 2017… There are lots of other ways you can play with the flavour, a glug of whiskey or gin would work well, but I think I like it best like this?