Seville Orange Season: Marmalade time!

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    ~They only have a short season (Dec-Feb) so, anyone making marmalade?

    Care you share your favourite recipe?
     
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    Or just send me a pot.
     
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      Never had much luck with making the stuff. I was using normal oranges though....
       
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        Just made pounds of the best ever, Decided to include half dozen lemons (on Offer)
        Kilo don't do Kilos but the green grocer had them bagged up(Seville Oranges),decided the lazy way this year was the way to go sooo. Chopped them up along with half dozen fed up ones outa the fruit bowl, Put in the lemons pips and all, factorys don't take the pips out do they? threw them into food processor chopped up smallish. added some water to cover, not to much, boil up till rind is soft, low heat watch it doesn't catch this is important the cooking process stops as soon as you add sugar,Learned this by trial and error, Then when cool measure out a pound of preserving sugar to a pint of the cooked orange mixture, I cook it slowly for half hour lot of people reckon fast but in my experience it either boils over or catches (burns) you don't want burnt taste and it happens fast. I didn't intend to make 16 lbs but putting in the old fruit dish oranges plus the lemons that is what I have.
        Wash out the jars you are going to use then put them in the oven for a bit to sterilize Do not jar up jam in cold pots this is important. When I have the pots all full I leave them over night in a cool place ,before putting the lids on tight.
        Every body has their own way of making jam I do what has been right for me Oh Yes I have had disasters...But you learn by experence....:snork: Good Luck
         
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          Envious here. I had a old friend who made a batch each year. I made sure to pop in around this time. You can't beat home made.
           
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