19 January 2011
the future's not so orange
So I had a lovely afternoon one afternoon last week dutifully making marmalade. I used a Jane Grigson recipe which involves boiling the whole oranges for an hour and a half, shredding them, putting them back in the water with the pips in a muslin bag and sugar, then boiling for 10 minutes. It was miserable outside, but the kitchen smelt gorgeous, all fruity and sweet. The only problem was I misinterpreted the recipe and decided to bin the pulp and keep the rind. No idea why though my friend thinks it's something to do with age. So now I have six lovely looking jars of marmalade ...
...that have not set properly. So I've bought some more Seville Oranges to have another go, will try to rescue the existing jars with a bottle of Certo, and take comfort from the full moon I saw tonight at the seaside and the orange street lamps.