How to make easy Citrus Marmalade
November 21, 2011
Sunday is a good day for me to get busy in the kitchen as Mr Fresh generally does fun dad-and-son activities with Punky. Cuddles is currently having long afternoon naps so that leaves me free to get organised for the week ahead and to cook.
This week I made Citrus Marmalade. My sister-in-law has a grapefruit tree laden with fruit. I thought it would be nice to make some of the fruit into a marmalade. With Christmas approaching fast we will have a house full of overseas visitors for a month. I am feeling the need to get ready for it!! My neighbor also gave me some of her lemons this week so I used those in the marmalade as well.
This is what I made:
This quantity makes alot of marmalade! I made 11 jars of varying quantities, including two very big pots (see the picture). Sorry, I really am no good with either names or numbers!! The take away message is – save your jars and sterilize more than you think you will need..
For detailed information on sterilizing jars for storage of Preserves review the USD Complete Guide to Home Canning (Guide 01).
**It is important that you ensure you use safe food preparation and storage techniques when preserving. You can find detailed information via the link to the USD Complete Guide to Home Canning.
Punky returned from swimming with his dad and got busy with his textas. He created a few beautiful labels for my many marmalade jars before he got bored and moved onto his next activity! Mental note to myself that my next project is to find some time to create some beautiful labels for the jars. The mixture made so many jars that I am going to use them for kinder teacher Christmas gifts as well as gifts for friends as we catch up prior to Christmas Day. In the meantime, I found some gorgeous ones to use that have been posted by Eat,drink,chic. They are super cute and saved me alot of time!
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