Sunday, December 17, 2017

Orange Grapefruit Whisky Marmalade


This delicious marmalade is made with oranges, grapefruits and a dash of whiskey. I used Navel oranges from Australia and grapefrutis from South Africa.  Navel oranges are sweet and juicy and seedless . A perfect match for the grapefruits in making this marmalade. Half a lemon and a dash of whiskey to make the most delicious marmalade.  This marmalade is not too sweet, has a tinge of bitterness , yet has a slight tanginess to it.  With a dash of whisky added to the marmalade, the taste is really out of this world.  Heavenly is the word !  Homemade Marmalade makes a great gift for Christmas . 

pour hot water on the oranges and grapefruits to remove
the wax on the orange peel, before use

cut orange peel into thin 1.5 inch strips
I use peels from one orange or the marmalade
will be too bitter

grapefruits are seedless too :)

once the orange and grapefruit flesh are ready,
put them into an electric chopper/blender

blend till fine
 pour the blended juices and orange peel strips
into a thick heavy pot, add in castor sugar
and cook over medium low fire, keep stirring
till mixture has turn thick and sticky

when the Marmalade is ready, add a dash of whisky
and give it a quick boil

Seal marmalade in sterilized jars

Orange Grapefruit  Marmalade With Whisky


5 navel seedless oranges - remove peels and use a sharp knife to take out the flesh
2 seedless grapefruits - remove peels and use a sharp knife to take out the flesh
orange peel strips -  from 1 1/2 oranges
Juice of half a lemon
1.5 cups of castor sugar
2 tablespoons of whisky

 ( prepare sterilized jars before cooking )

1. Place a few saucers in freezer.
2. Wash the oranges and grapefruits and put them in a large bowl.  Pour boiling water on them for a few seconds to remove the wax from the peel. Wipe them dry with a towel.
3.  Use a sharp knife to cut the peel of the oranges and grapefruit . Keep aside.  Then cut the flesh out from the membranes.
4.  Put all the orange and grapefruit flesh into a chopper or blender and blend till fine. 
5.  Cut the orange peel into 1.5 inches long thin strips.
6.  Pour the blended juices , orange peel strips into a thick heavy pot. Add sugar and cook over medium low heat. Keep stirring. Cook mixture for 40 to 45 mins till marmalade is ready to do the setting stage.
7 .To test for setting stage, place 1 tablespoon of marmalade on a cold saucer and chill in the freezer for 1-2 minutes. Gently push through middle of the marmalade with your finger - it should stay in 2 halves.
8. Once it has pass the setting stage.  Add the whisky to the marmalade and give it a quick boil. Off heat.
9. Seal the marmalade in sterilized jars.


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