Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Whole Fruit Marmalade :: Oh So British Baking ::


For the weight of the cooked fruit use
70% Organic Cane Sugar
10% Honey
10% Port Wine or Sweet Marsala
I round up

This recipe uses whole citrus fruits boiled for several hours.  It’s definitely got that bitterness that the British (and I love).  I’ve cut back on the sugar, so this is even more flexible for use in savory applications.  Try it w/ mango on focaccia.  If you use grapefruits as I did, you’ll find the bitterness increased.  For a more mild version start w/ mostly oranges and tangerines.  Blood oranges add a gorgeous color.  Add in a few lemons and limes regardless.  They add so much flavor complexity.  Meyer lemons and Bearss limes are great.  Start with about 4 to 5 pounds of washed whole citrus fruits.  Put into a large pot w/ enough water to cover.  Put a lid on the pan and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to simmer and simmer covered for 2 hours.  Turn off heat and cool over night in the covered pot.  Strain and save liquid


For the Batch in the Avanti Blog Photos

Prep Method
Pounds (64 oz)
Cooked Whole Citrus Fruits
Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon
Organic Cane Sugar


Tawny Port

Cooking liquid

Juice of 2 lemons


The original recipe has you warm the sugar in a low oven at 200 F for 30 while you prep the fruit. Heat the liquid, honey & port while the sugar is warming.  Use the widest large pot you have.  Cut the fruit into dice or strips.  You can pulse in batches in the food processor for a finer preserve.  I like bigger strips.  Add the chopped fruit and the warm sugar and bring the heat to high.  Stir frequently & skim until the mixture comes to 105 degrees Celsius on an instant read thermometer.  Cool, then pack into sterilized glass jars & refrigerate.  You can can it if desired, but it keeps for months in the fridge.  The texture is divine & the color a rich rosy amber. 

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