||[Oct. 10th, 2007|12:55 pm]
one searcher of purple fish in the murky depths
The grapefruit tree at the house has given us two grapefruit so far, but on the weekend i noticed there to be multiple flours blooming - so there is hope yet! if there are lots, i might try making marmalade. This looks like a simple recipe:|
Grapefruit or Lemons (not Meyer) or Bitter Oranges or Limes or kumquats (or a combination)
1. Prepare the fruit by slicing it finely. You can process in a food processor, but I prefer to slice.
2. Place in a non-metallic bowl and cover with 3 x the amount of water to fruit by weight. So if you use 1 kg of fruit you will use 3 litres (3kgs) of water. Cover with plastic wrap and leave over night.
3. Next day tip into a preserving pan or other very large saucepan and bring to the boil. Boil it steadily but not furiously until the fruit has become transparent.
4. Measure the mixture and add 1 cup sugar for every cup of pulp.
5. Simmer to a fast boil and boil until it gives a set. Pour into hot dry jars and seal when cold.
For a firmer marmalade use 2 x the weight of water to fruit.