Last week I decided that I would make a batch of marmalade! Not sure why I came to this decision, my track record for jams and chutneys isn't great.
So while doing the weekly shop last week a bag of seville oranges ended up in the trolley. The following day I set to work squeezing the oranges and chopping them up ready for their overnight soak. I totally underestimated how long and how difficult it would be to thinly slice a kilo of oranges. I tea break was called half way through.
I used the marmalade recipe from River Cottage Handbook Preserves using their Sliced Fruit method. Like the River Cottage Bread book there are lots of helpful tips to guide jam and chutney novices like myself along the way.
I have to say it was a total success!!! I had a few problems reaching the setting point but that was down to me not using a big enough gas ring (I was being cautious following an indent with burnt apricot jam a few years ago!).
It got the seal of approval the following day from Mr D!