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Wowbagger

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Re: Marmalade
« Reply #250 on: 09 July, 2021, 09:43:56 pm »
I've never had a jar of marmalade go mouldy, whether the lid sealed or not.

We do have a policy of using/giving away the unsealed jars first.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Marmalade
« Reply #251 on: 04 December, 2021, 11:10:19 pm »
I am on the point of jarring up a batch of lovely marmalade. The oranges have been in the freezer for almost 2 years, I think.

Edit: and I think it's slightly on the runny side, although it hasn't finished cooling yet. I normally end up with between 11 & 12 jars, but today I've ended up with a little over 12. It could have done with a bit longer boiling. However, every pot has sucked down the lid's vacuum button, so it should be safe from living things that can't open lids eating it.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Marmalade
« Reply #252 on: 05 December, 2021, 10:14:51 am »
I tasted it again this morning. It's perfect! It has set well and there's no noticeable caramelisation of the sugar. It sparkles on your tongue!
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Tim Hall

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Re: Marmalade
« Reply #253 on: 15 January, 2022, 04:15:27 pm »
Several.of seville oranges converted into marmalade today, using my Dad's pressure cooker recipe. I might do another batch next week.
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robgul

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Re: Marmalade
« Reply #254 on: 15 January, 2022, 04:26:02 pm »
The cauldron has been bubbling here for some days - I think Mrs robgul is up to about 25 jars of the new vintage so far - usual target is around 40/45 per annum.  More oranges are due from the veg box man next Tuesday.   I think we're down to the last 2 or 3 jars of the 2021 vintage.

citoyen

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Re: Marmalade
« Reply #255 on: 15 January, 2022, 04:51:25 pm »
Thanks for the reminder that it's marmalade season - need to get myself down to the greengrocer's asap...
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Wowbagger

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Re: Marmalade
« Reply #256 on: 15 January, 2022, 05:10:28 pm »
I bought 3kg oranges with my last WR order. They were reduced on a "3 for 2" offer. That will cover me for a year I reckon, and we've got some left from previous years.
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bhoot

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Re: Marmalade
« Reply #257 on: 16 January, 2022, 12:12:13 am »
One batch here so far, we only have a big enough pan for 1kg at a time. We seem to have more left from last year than usual at this point, probably due to less being given away on account of not really seeing anyone to give a jat to.
Probably one more batch this week and that will do.

Tim Hall

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Re: Marmalade
« Reply #258 on: 25 January, 2022, 10:42:05 pm »
Up there ^ I said I might do another batch.  Well that was untrue. I've done two further batches - the first at, the weekend, was with additional black treacle, while the second, made just now, has ginger and dark rum in it.

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Wowbagger

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Re: Marmalade
« Reply #259 on: 26 January, 2022, 12:30:12 am »
I did some a few years ago with muscovado sugar. We've still got a couple of pots left. I'm not that keen on it, but I seem to recall that Canardly OTP rather liked it.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Marmalade
« Reply #260 on: 02 March, 2022, 11:14:09 pm »
Another batch of marmalade tonight. It's in the jars, but is still scalding hot. I'm still waiting for the first "tink" as the vacuum lid gets sucked down.

I've jarred it rather early again. I've got almost 13 pots out of this batch, but I did start off with a little over 3lb oranges. It was beginning to wrinkle on the test plate, so theoretically it should be fine, but I'm normally a bit more cautious.
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velosam

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Re: Marmalade
« Reply #261 on: 14 March, 2022, 05:12:12 pm »
If you ever need a taster.....

I think this thread has inspired me to try the microwave version. Will report back

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Marmalade
« Reply #262 on: 14 March, 2022, 05:31:13 pm »
I think we now have 65 jars lurking in da cellar, plus 3 from last year, plus 3 plum jam left over. That'll do I rekon, till plum time cometh.