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Rex Union Marmalade. 

Posted in Garden Diary by Jane Griffiths on the July 2nd, 2018

It’s marmalade making month

I have a pocket of Rex Union oranges. Their claim to be “the World’s Best for Marmalade” is no hollow boast. They make the most delicious tangy marmalade. You can read more about their history here.

I have recently heard that the new owner is looking after the trees and hopefully they won’t die out. Rex Union oranges are available from Cheese Gourmet.

My easy marmalade recipe

* Put 6 whole washed oranges in a pressure cooker and add water to half cover. 

* Cook on high pressure for 20 mins and leave until steam is released. (If you don’t have a pressure cooker, place whole oranges in a pot, nearly cover with waterand boil until soft.)

* When cool enough to handle, cut oranges into segments, remove any pips and thick pith. Slice finely. 

* Mix chopped oranges and the cooking water together. Measure how many cups there are and measure equal number of cups of sugar. 

* Mix together in a large pot. Stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. 

* Increase heat to high and boil quickly, stirring often, until it reaches the wrinkle stage. 

* Spoon into sterilised bottles and seal.

6 oranges makes approximately 12 X 250 ml bottles.