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marmalade [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.

Cooks Tips
For a firmer marmalade use 2 x the weight of water to fruit.

[User Picture]From: the_antichris
2007-10-10 04:25 am (UTC)
Maybe it's confused and thinks it should be bearing in summer. My great-aunt's tree did that one time. Grapefruits can have a biennial bearing problem if you don't prune them, so give it a prune in summer if it doesn't set fruit. (If it does, can I have a few?)
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-10-10 07:46 pm (UTC)
ahhh... handy to know. I doubt it's had a prune in its life, so I'll do that this summer. I fed it before winter and feared i might have killed it - the leaves curled up and went spotty. However, it is alive and... well....

and yes, you may have many. and if my lime tree fruits, you may have some of those too.
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