If you love citrus season, its time to stalk up on homemade marmalade! Spice it up a notch with warm flavours of cinnamon and a hint of brandy... talk about a really scrumptious treat!
Makes about 8 small jars (250ml)
About a 8 oranges, washed and scrubbed
3 cups cold water
5 cups sugar
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup brandy or orange liqueur
1 cinnamon stick
1 ts flake salt
Wash the oranges and lemon thoroughly.
Using a pairing knife or peeler, remove the outter layer of peel. And then slice the peels into slivers.
Cut the oranges into 1/4 inch slices, removing any seeds as you go. Stack the orange slices and cut them into quarters.
Place the oranges into a large stainless steel pot and add the lemon juice and water to the pot, set over high heat and bring to a boil, approximately 10 minutes.
Once boiling, reduce the heat to maintain a rapid simmer and add the sugar, slivered zests, brandy 7 cinnamon stick. let simmer for 30 minutes, stirring frequently.
Wash your jars & lids and place in a hot oven for about 10 minutes to sterilize them.
Remove the cinnamon stick and bring the marmalade to one last boil for about minutes and stir in the flake salt.
Remove the jars from the oven and fill each one to about a 1/2 from the top. Screw on the lid immediately before filling the next one.
You'll hear the lids pop, which means they are sealed properly. Let cool completely before opening. Once opened, store in the fridge. Unopened jars can be kept in the pantry and will last at least 6 months.