Seville orange Marmalade with Whiskey

Posted in Recipes on 26/02/2015

Seville orange Marmalade with Whiskey re... Chapter One Restaurant

Seville orange Marmalade with Whiskey
INGREDIENTS
675g Seville oranges
Juice of large lemon
1.4kg sugar
150ml whisky
3 pints of water

METHOD
Cut the oranges in half and squeeze out the juice. Reserve the pips and the membrane that comes out during squeezing and also reserve the peel.

Place the pips and membrane on a piece of muslin and tie into a bag with a piece of string.

Slice the orange peel into thin strips. Put the peel into a pan with the orange and lemon juice and three pints of water.

Add the muslin bag to the pan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 1-1.5 hours

At the end of the boiling period the peel should be soft and the liquid should be reduced by half. Scoop out the muslin bag and squeeze out any liquid from the bag with a slotted spoon against the side of the pan. Next, place a saucer in the chiller ready for testing.

Over a low heat add the sugar into the marmalade and gently stir until the sugar is dissolved. Increase the heat and boil rapidly for 10-15 minutes. Occasionally stir as necessary until the setting point has been reached. You test for the setting point by placing a spoonful of the marmalade on the chilled saucer. If the surface of the marmalade wrinkles when pushed with a spoon, the setting point has been reached. If it hasn't, continue to boil and test again after a couple of minutes.

Remove from the heat and skim off any scum with a slotted spoon. Now add the whisky and leave to stand for 10 minutes. Stir again and then with a ladle place into warm clean dry jars. Cover with a disk of greaseproof paper and seal the jar. Leave overnight and then store in a cool, dark, dry place.