Mr Marmalade


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.

5 Responses to “Mr Marmalade”

  1. Mr Marmalade Says:

    Wonder how long it will last as I am rather partial to marmalade. Next time I will put a drop of whiskey in.

  2. 2paw Says:

    Oh, that looks so wonderfully delicious!! What a clever cook he is and I hope you are feeling better now. I must have a go at some lemon and lime marmalade as I can’t have oranges.

  3. lorraine Says:

    Mrs. Pao- Is there anything he can’t do? Try as I might, I cannot picture FC making marmalade, and I LOVE marmalade.

  4. Kristi aka FiberFool Says:

    DH and I have talked about making marmalade, but we’ve never gotten around to it yet. I’m very intrigued to give it a go though. Your post makes it look a tad more accessible than I thought.

  5. Jeanne Says:

    Well…pao is a good guy, isn’t he? But I suspect you knew that already.

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