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What to do with old Satsumas ?
Sat 3-Nov-12
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ecogeorge
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Got a bowl of 8 Satsumas that are starting to become shriveled and are definately past their best. Any ideas how to use them up?

rgds George.

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ps Any tips on posting photos useful too  frown
Sat 3-Nov-12
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George, perhaps you could make some sort of marmalade / citrus jam?

Wash them, then cut them up to remove the pips, and place pips in a muslin, and tie up.

If possible, add two lemons, prepared in the same way.

Place them all in a pan with water to cover and simmer until the peel has softened. Could be a couple of hours, just depends on the state of the skins! (Add more boiling water if necessary)

Remove pips and 'whizz' all the skin and fruits until it is a puree.

Measure, and add the sugar, similar weight, depending on your preference for sweetness.

Boil up until it will set - try the cold-saucer-in-the-fridge method for testing for a set!

Fill the pre-heated jars and put on the lids.

 

I made about 9 jars of this recently, and everyone who's tasted it reckons it is full of flavour, and just right for spreading on the breakfast toast!

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Sun 4-Nov-12
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By the way, George, that link doesn't seem to work .....

However, have a look at this page, where Danny explains how to post images.

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Sun 4-Nov-12
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Thanks so much brightspark , - boiled for ages with 2 lemons, blitzed untill coarse in food processor and added equal weight of jam sugar.

Made 3 of the best jars of marmalade I've ever tasted !!!!!!!!

Going to make more in the future.

Also made 6 pots of chilli jam from Dehila recipe -turned out fantastic too.!!

Wifey made me a jar of 18 picked eggs , tray of coconut buns and a tray of coffee buns all iced.

Home grown beef for tea , what more could you ask for.chef

rgds George.

Mon 5-Nov-12
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Great news, George. Enjoy your preserves. Sounds like you did everything just right! ok  ok

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Have just finished my stock of marmalade that I couldn't replace this year due to no Seville oranges. Will try this one as satumas are plentiful at the moment. Thanks

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Sat 10-Nov-12
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Good luck with this.  I think you will love the taste of the marmalade made with satsumas.  If you have some reasonably small ones you can also candy them whole – they look stunning and taste great as well.

Sun 11-Nov-12
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Ooh that sounds interesting Rob.

Tue 13-Nov-12
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certainly does the marmalade and the candied ones!

 

Just made some kiwi jam myself; with a 'deliberate' caramelised taste!!

Tue 13-Nov-12
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I believe you Shelley...wink

I'll try that again!

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This is the no-cook way: just put the segments in a container with a small amount of 50-50 mix of brandy and water, stir/shake from time to time and after a few hours you'll be thrilled to eat them!  I allow about a teaspoon of liquid per satsuma, no point in wasting good booze.

Wed 8-Jun-16
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Sounds yummy !        Welcome Di, could you let us know something about yourself. Tina xwave

Wed 8-Jun-16
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Yes, ditto, welcome Di, you sound like one of us already! laugh

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You've responded very kindly but actually that post was intended as a one-off.  No way am I a small-holder: I'm a city girl who loves shops and services like hospitals and transport connections!  I'm actually in the shires at the moment but I am slowly going crazy and trying to move back to civilisation.  If I had a rural view I'd have to block it off, like with a walled garden or something.

I posted because I didn't find the result I wanted - they all involve *cooking*, that comes under housework - and then I had a brainwave.  My best brainwaves involve alcohol.  And on that note...

Sat 11-Jun-16
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Irish-Di - I'm not a smallholder either, but love cooking and trying new things - you certainly don't need to be a smallholder to join in. We would definitely like to share your brainwaves ... says she who has just bottled some apricots in Cognac ... big_laugh big_laugh

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