Wednesday, August 13, 2008
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.