Monday, January 22, 2007

The last of the winter marmalades

I made one more batch of marmalade today, my last for the season, I think. I saw some Meyer Lemons in the grocery store a few days ago; I'd never heard of them, they're said to be a cross between an orange and a lemon. I found a recipe for Meyer Lemon Marmalade at Wait-And-See Pudding, and tried it out today. It turned out BEAUTIFULLY! Attached is a picture - it looks just like the Kumquat Marmalade I made a few months ago, only that didn't set and this one worked perfectly. It has a delightfully sharp, tangy zing to it - very refreshing.

I also made the Blood Orange Marmalade I'd been talking about, and it also turned out very beautiful, only a bit sweet for my taste. Dean likes it, though. It's a lovely ruby colour. I discovered an interesting thing; when you cook blood orange peel, the red colour leaches out of it, and it looks just like ordinary orange peel. So my original plan of making a marmalade with orange jelly and red peel wouldn't have worked out, anyway.


Blogger puddingpop said...

Thanks for the link! Your blood orange marmalade is absolutely beautiful! I'd been thinking about giving it a try myself but hadn't yet. Well done! I had the same experience with the color leaching out of the peel when I made candied blood orange peel some time ago. It did retain a bit of color, just not as much as I'd hoped.

9:32 pm  
Blogger Dr. Mabuse said...

Well, if you find a good recipe for blood orange marmalade, be sure to post it! I used a regular marmalade recipe, and I don't think it took into account the fact the sweetness of the fruit, so it ended up being a little too sweet for me. However, now that it's set for a week, the flavour has developed nicely, and I've noticed a slight raspberry taste - the last time I was at the grocery store, I saw that they called blood oranges "raspberry oranges", and now I can see why.

7:22 am  

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