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pomelo marmalade success
Tue 9-Feb-10
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Hi All,

Just to report on a great combination marmalade.

I used Pomelo about 3/4 of a very big one ( grapefruit family)

2lb 4oz of Ruby red Grapefruit available from Tescos

2 large lemons

6 pints water

5lb sugar ( ordinary granulated no pectin)

What a great marmalade this is!

Good looking in rich colour...with a delicious clean ''tangy'' taste.

Definitely a winner!

Only tip is: watch out for small pips arising as you boil up. They are so tiny from the Pomelo they are  not noticeable when coming to cut the fruit up. But so easy to remove as waiting for it to boil/set.

Warm wishes from Pam

Tue 9-Feb-10
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Sounds lovely. I used to hate marmelade but have quite got into it more recently and this sounds like I might actually be able to get hold of the ingredients out here in Latvia.Cheers

Tue 9-Feb-10
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Pam, I'm so pleased that you had a good result - you must feel angelic now. WellDoneStar

I'll try that again!

Tue 9-Feb-10
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definitely one for me!

I think I'll try it next week in fact, to fill in the time before  my trip to the bitter orange fair which still seems a long way off!

Wed 10-Feb-10
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Ooh that sounds good.  Smile

Where do you get Pomelos from though?  I'd never heard of them until this forum let alone seen one for sale?

Wed 10-Feb-10
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Hello Ruth,

I have seen pomelos in the supermarkets - I guess it may depend on the clientele - if no-one buys them, then the store discontinues the line. They are like large grapefruits.

I am wondering, though, perhaps grapefruits could be used without the pomelo? (Especially red ones for the colour)

Good luck in your search Smile

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Wed 10-Feb-10
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I think the pomelo has a very different and much milder taste than a grapefruit; to omit it would alter the taste I would think!  But it might be worth experimenting

Wed 10-Feb-10
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Ah, Shelley - I have to confess I have never tasted one - you've now answered my thoughts Smile

So they are milder in flavour. I didn't realise that! Doh

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Thu 11-Feb-10
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de rien!Laugh

Thu 11-Feb-10
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Evening all from Cornwall :O

 I find Pomelo completely different in taste and smell to Grapefruits ( although in the family I believe?)

To my mind pomelo's have a distinct mildly'' perfumed'' smell.

In the recipe they definitely add an extra ''zing'' more so than grapefruit's.

I purchase the Pomelo from Lidls stores 2 for £2 which I think good value.

Am even being frugal and saving the peel to crystallise for cake making!

Warm regards from Pam

Wed 17-Feb-10
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going to get the ingredients now; never having made marmalade, could you give me a step by step guide to how exactly to make this ,

thank you in advance!

shelley

Thu 18-Feb-10
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well, I followed fionas jam method and it smells, tastes and looks great; very much a yummy dark one.... I am drooling already!Chef

Sat 20-Feb-10
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MMM delicious!  Well actually, on second taste, I love the overall taste but I am less keen on  the pomelo peel in the marmalade; I think I would miss this out next time and just use the grapefruit and lemon peel

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