You can find very good marmalades in any supermarket but nothing beats a good homemade marmalade. We can use any oranges but the intense flavour and bitterness of the Seville oranges give it a unique taste. With the flu and colds about these days, my children and I have consumed loads of oranges and kiwi and this marmalade is just another source of vitamin C and of course a little sugar to give us energy .. lol.
1.4 kg of oranges
Juice of 2 lemons
2.7 Kg sugar
3.4 litres of water
Cut the oranges into two and squeeze juice and seeds.
Put the seeds and pulp of oranges in a piece of muslin.
Cut the orange peel thin or thick.
Put the peel in a saucepan with the juice, muslin bag and water.
Simmer gently for 2 hours or until the liquid reduces by about half.
Remove the muslin bag. Add sugar.
Stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved.
Bring to a boil and boil rapidly for 15 minutes.
Remove the foam with a skimmer or add a knob of butter.
Let stand for 15 minutes.
Fill jars with the marmalade.