Now I was having trouble resisting making marmalade this year, we just don’t eat enough marmalade, but those oranges at this time of year are just so tempting. Then Anne posted her little pot of sunshine and I was undone. I just had to make some. I made a few minor alterations to Anne’s recipe. Mine I suspect is much sweeter, and I think that was a mistake as it lost the marmalade bitterness. But it was very simple so here goes with my version.
50 g butter- cut into small pieces
125g cater sugar
2 small Seville oranges, rind grated and juice thereof
1 large beaten egg.
Place in a small bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir until melted, then keep going until thickened, around 20 minutes. Gently does it, you don’t want scrambled egg!
Strain if you like, but I wanted the bits so didn’t.
And here you are.
One little pot of deliciousness. Bake one Victoria sponge , fill with the orange curd and you have heaven!
Supper will now be one hour late- too full of cake!
So pleased the Great British Bake Off did well in the TV awards! During January my mind always turns to Marmalade, must be the Seville oranges that appear in the greengrocers. And I always have to tell myself not to make any as we just don’t consume enough of it. I had half a jar in the cupboard, and all of a sudden this week I fancied a marmalade cake. Time to turn to my Mary Berry cookery book. This one is YUM!
Cake tin 12 x 9 inch or 30x23cm, greased and bottom lined with baking parchement
Oven at 180C (fan 160C) gas 4
175g soft butter
175g caster sugar
175g currants- I didn’t have any so used up the dried cranberries
3 large eggs
250g SR flour
11/2 tsp baking powder
50g glace cherries
2 level tbsp marmalade
3 tbsp milk
I creamed the butter and sugar, then added the eggs one at a time then the rest of the ingredients. Put in tin and bake for 40-45 minutes.
Mr E liked it so much he had TWO pieces! Maybe not as marmaladey as I would have liked but jolly nice after a walk with a cup of tea.
Would love to hear of any other marmalade recipes, if you have any.