Tangerine marmalade with no pectin

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Today, a small batch of tangerine marmalade with no artificial additives and pectin free. Cut and preserved on the same day, i think the fresher the fruit, the better the flavor. Looking forward to having it spread on my toast with a cup of coffee tomorrow morning πŸ™‚

I used:

1 kilo fresh tangerines
1 kilo sugar
Juice of 2 lemons
250 ml water

Cut the tangerines in half and remove the seeds. Keep aside.
Squeeze the tangerines and pour the juice into a heavy pot.
Add the juice of two lemons.
Keep the skin of 4 tangerines and keep aside.
Chop the tangerine peel neatly into very thin slivers. This is a very fine cut marmalade.
Add to the pot.
Place the seeds in a muslin bag with the lemons that have been squeezed and tie securely.
Cover and bring to a boil. Simmer, keep adding water.
When the rind is tender and soft, add the sugar, lower the heat and keep at rolling boil for 10 minutes.
Test consistency using the saucer test
Store in sterilized jars and for my most favorite sterilizing method at the moment follow this link.

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My surprise this week came in the form of a loofah plant, seeing the fruit on the tree, cutting and peeling it to discover a perfect loofah, nature is more than amazing !

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18 responses to “Tangerine marmalade with no pectin”

  1. Love marmalade sounds wonderful but that loofah plant is amazing. I have never seen one before. Wow.

    1. Yes that’s exactly what I said, Wowww!

  2. This looks so beautiful and as a lover of all things marmalade, I shall give this a whirl πŸ˜€ Thank you.

    1. Thank you, and there is something extra special about the flavor of tangerines πŸ™‚

      1. There is isn’t there. My mouth is watering!

  3. This is pretty cool idea, thanks! πŸ™‚

  4. Lovely looking marmalade Lea. Great method.

    1. Thank you Conor, hope all well with you, as you know I love your cooking πŸ™‚

      1. Working too hard in the run up to Christmas. Apart from that, nothing that an evening with a bottle of wine and good company won’t sort out.
        Best,
        C

        1. Good attitude πŸ™‚ yes Christmas is suddenly upon us πŸ™‚

  5. Good heavens, I can taste the tang right through to my side of the screen.
    And I’ve never seen a loofah plant. I wrongly thought they were harvest from the sea like sponges. Go figure. Many thanks for the botany lesson. Cheers!

    1. Thank you for the marmalade and yes the loofah was very interesting πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you for the reblog πŸ™‚

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