Every weekend I have marmalade toast for breakfast. I love it. What I don't love is that my favourite local marmalade costs $14 a jar.
It's orange season. I have sugar. I have a recipe. So I make my own - and it's delicious.
I call it my own but it's really Fleur's marmalade, as Fleur gave me the recipe after we'd picked a bootful of oranges growing wild around Lostock, NSW, one school holidays.
1kg citrus, thinly sliced
10 cups water
- Soak cut fruit in water overnight.
- Transfer fruit and water to a large saucepan and boil for an hour. Reduce heat.
- Gradually add sugar until dissolved. Increase heat and boil rapidly for 30 mins, stirring often.
I sterilise my jars by putting them and their lids into a 180C oven for 30mins because I don't have a microwave and can't be bothered with the boiling water method. We're still alive. Fingers crossed.