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Using a steam juicer to make marmalade
Sun 1-Jul-12
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Danny
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A visitor (Dan's Mummy) to Fiona's blog asked about this.

Dear all, has anyone made marmalade or citrus jellies using a steam juicer? I have looked at various sites, cannot find any conclusive info! The only jelly I have made so far was quince ( made with frozen fruit ), it is fantastic!

Have any of you done it?  

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Sun 1-Jul-12
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Sorry no, never even heard of a steam juicer. Made marmalade today the old fashioned way!

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Aly, you need a steam juicer!

Actually, thinking about it, I'm fairly sure that Fiona used that method this year. Must ask her. 

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Nope.

She did poach the Seville oranges first to soften the skins. But it was not the steam juicer method that I thought it was.

My memory is really lousy surprised 

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Never heard of it Danny, sorry

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Glad I am not the only one!

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Wow - like you girls - never heard of it, BUT found this on the web, lots and lots of recipes (31 pages pdf !).

It is mostly juices (no surprise), but the last 4 pages include puddings - even plum pudding (Christmas pud-type); and steamed fish; sausage-making, etc.

Interesting!

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Hello again from Dan's mummy- I have today decided to try and trial-run a batch of lemon marmalade as I'm just too curious ( not to mention ponderindg on this one for about 6 months now!) 

So zested and  steam-juiced some 800g of lemons, got some 800ml juice (with zest in), am planning to add water to make 1liter and cook it tomorrow with 1kg sugar.

Will let you know what happens next...

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Hello Dans mummy
Will be interested to hear how the lemon marmalade turns out. This is a new idea for most of us.

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Tue 3-Jul-12
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OlgaO said:

Hello again from Dan's mummy- I have today decided to try and trial-run a batch of lemon marmalade as I'm just too curious ( not to mention ponderindg on this one for about 6 months now!) 

So zested and  steam-juiced some 800g of lemons, got some 800ml juice (with zest in), am planning to add water to make 1liter and cook it tomorrow with 1kg sugar.

Will let you know what happens next...

 

Olga, welcome to the forum. Oh, and my steam juicer is on order !!!!! eeek

Looking forward to hearing about your experiment with lemon marmalade. ok

When you steam juice lemons/oranges etc, do you cut them first and would that be beneficial?

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brightspark said..

 

Olga, welcome to the forum. Oh, and my steam juicer is on order !!!!! 

 

Val. brightsparklystuff

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seth said:

Hope you've ordered the coal as well .        runaway

 

I plan to use it, not train it !!!!  big_laugh  big_laugh  

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big_laugh That Seth, 'e do make I larf...

I'll try that again!

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oh, no I just lost a post- ah well....

Ok, here goes the result of my experiment- I have done as planned, ended up with 4 and 3/4 12oz jars of lovely pale orange coloured jelly with shreds in. It tastes lovely, very tangy and I think a wee bit overcooked. I think I didn't really have to add any water to the juice, and the shreds....well, they look nice but I had to turn the jars upside down a couple of times to re-distribute as they sunk at first.

Brightspark, I have sliced the lemons in thin-ish rounds to help with juicing, some 0.5cm. They were all collapsed-looking at the end of juicing and I think they should make some nice pectin stock.

So, I think steam juicer can definitely be used for citrus-jelly making, and I now also have a good handful of lemon flesh in freezer to help with setting something else. As for marmalade, I'll stick to cooking whole fruit in pressure cooker etcetc

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