Marmajam making. I made this Sunday afternoon after soaking the fruit all day (the recipe says to soak overnight). It has the consistency of a jam with the tartness and slithers of fruit like a marmalade.
I used oranges and grapefruit from the trees over the fence although you can use any fruit you like. I was thinking lemon and lime for the next batch.
This recipe is delicious and is perfect on toast with a cup of tea although you will find yourself eating it by the spoonful straight from the jar!
Orange and Grapefruit Marmajam
You will need:
4 lb (1.8kg) fruit - Grapefruit and Orange
Rind of 1 lemon
12 cups water
8 lb (3.6kg) sugar
Pinch of salt
Slice fruit extremely finely. Put in pot with rind and water and leave to soak overnight.
Place on heat and bring to the boil, then simmer until the fruit skin is very soft.
Gradually add sugar and bring to the boil again. Boil only until the mixture sets when tested (use a cold plate to do this).
Add salt before pouring into sterilised jars.
I removed a lot of the rind before doing the final boil as the mixture seemed really chunky. I like the marmajam with just a small amount of slithered rind in each jar.