Orange ,Lemon and Grapefruit Marmalade2014-09-16
- Skill Level: Moderate
- Yield : 1 batch
- Prep Time : 30m
- Cook Time : 2:03 h
- Ready In : 26:33 h
Grapefruit has a fresh, citrus aroma that is energizing and uplifting. The fruit, in fact, is a natural hybridization of pomelo and orange. The fruit is very juicy, acidic, and varying in colour depending on the cultivars, which could be white, pink or red of varying sweetness
- 2 sweet oranges and 2 grapefruit, weighing 1.3kg altogether
- 4 unwaxed lemons
- 3.6 litres water
- 2.6kg sugar
Wash the fruit, cut each in half and squeeze out the juice. Remove the membrane with a spoon, set aside. Cut the peel in quarters and slice the rind across rather than lengthways. Put the juice, rind and water in a bowl.
Put the pips and the membrane in a muslin bag and add to the bowl. Leave overnight. The following day, simmer fruits in a stainless steel saucepan with the bag of pips for 11⁄2 – 2 hours until the peel is really soft. Cover the pan for the first half an hour. The liquid should be reduced to between a third and a half of the original volume. Remove the muslin bag and discard.
Meanwhile, warm the sugar in a moderate oven (180°C) for about 10 minutes. Add the warmed sugar to the soft peel and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil and keep concentrating until it reaches setting point, about 8-10 minutes. Pour into sterilized jars and seal while hot.