Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Originally uploaded by borealnz
I made a batch of my favourite marmalade this morning.
The recipe for anyone interested


1.5 kg citrus fruit (I used a mixture of grapefruit, oranges and lemons
8 cups water
12 cups sugar

Wash fruit, cut finely or process in food processor, add water and boil until skin is soft.
Add sugar and dissolve, making sure all the sugar is dissolved before the mixture reaches boiling point again.
Boil until setting point is reached.
Bottle. (makes about 12 jars)

The mix of fruit should include either lemons or be cooked with a little citric or tartaric acid.

At this time of the year when citrus fruit is plentiful and cheap I often make a batch and freeze the pulp so in summer when I need to make a few jars all I have to do is add sugar to the melted pulp and cook till set.


terrie said...

I love your blog, Jill...
i can not believe I missed seeing it.
So many stunning images here...I am sure it is a huge success.
Wonderful work, I will add you to the favorites as a link on my new blog is that is fine with you.
Will be visiting here often.
Also will try that recipe...mmm.

H said...

Dear Jill,

I would like to ask you a question. Do you think, that you allow me to use the fotograph of the Quinces for once in my Newslettre. I do have an small delicatessenshop and I got 3 recipes of Quinces from a client of mine from her grandmother. the recipes are from 1928. and therefore I would very much like to use the fotograph you made from the quinces. The fit perfect in the atmosfere also a bit aged.
Kind Regards H. Postma
The Netherlands/Holland

Borealnz (Jill) said...

Hi H, hope you see this, you can contact me via :-)

Ferrdie said...

Sounds Lovely.
Have you tried it with just a drop of Scotch?
Tastes amazing.
Fred Jackson.