I found some very cheap Seville oranges and thought that a little marmalade-making would be a nice weekend activity.
pao and I had intended to make marmalade together.
But I was feeling tired and grotty.
So pao stepped into the breach and got on and starting making it.
He is a very neat chopper – it took him about an hour whilst watching the tennis this morning to chop all the peel.
We had even acquired the muslin that all the recipes mentioned – normally we omit that stage.
The saucepan was fairly full so I was glad I’d only gotten one bag of oranges.
pao’s grandmother’s jam pan getting good use.
I came down to help skim the top off (which was very nice on toast later on). Yes, there is a leg of lamb sitting next to the marmalade – he also cooked a full roast lunch, too.
and pour the marmalade into jars. My funnel wasn’t quite right for the jars – so I poked the strips of orange into the jars with the back of a fork.
We even did the wax seal bit. We both wondered how someone realised that the wax seal and cellophane helped to preserve jam.
It was delicious on a piece of toast I’m very pleased that Mr Marmalade makes rather lovely Orange and Grand Marnier Marmalade. Thank you, Mr Marmalade.