Home made Marmalade
The recipe is from my old and trusty 'Super Cook' book and is made like this:
2 lb Seville oranges
4 lb sugar ( I used half jam-making sugar)
4/5 pints water
3 - 4 lemons (I save lemon halves in the freezer after using the juice for cakes and I used those.)
Bringing everything to the boil in a large pan.M
Wash the oranges and put them in a large pan with the water.
Cover and bring to boil, then simmer for 2 hours.
Remove the fruit and chop it finely, saving the pips.
Put the pips in a small piece of muslin and tie tightly with thread.
Put the oranges and the bag of pips back in the water and add the sugar.
Bring to boil.
Boil rapidly, uncovered, for about 30 minutes.
Take out the bag of pips and squeeze out any juice.
Test for setting. (This never works for me. I just boil for 30 minutes and hope for the best. It usually works.)
Freshly toasted English muffins, oozing with butter
My lovely old muffin dish,