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Marmalade
Wed 3-Mar-10
4:27 pm
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Toffeeapple
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If it has alcohol in it, it won't matter what it looks like! Champagne

I'll try that again!

Wed 3-Mar-10
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mmmmm

the only prob with this whole scheme is that I am not supposed to drink on the new tabs I am taking (for life!!) ....I did try and felt dreadful the next day.  Perhaps I need to 'forget' to take them every so oftenSloe_Gin  hic

Wed 3-Mar-10
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Yes, mine's bits of chopped orange, pips etc. floating about in liquid. I'm assuming that once filtered it will be nice and clear. Was vaguely wondering if I could make some interesting marmalade with the boozy pulp afterwards 🙂 Sorry to hear you can't take booze, Shelley!

I have to stay in for a delivery tomorrow morning, so I've simmered the oranges for the marmalade this evening and will finish it off tomorrow. I've got 4 oranges left, any suggestions for other things to do with them?

Thu 4-Mar-10
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I wonder if they would be a good flavouring for a choc orange mousse?

I dont mind too much re the alcohol; the improvement  in  how I have been feeling is worth it!

Glad to hear that I am not the only one wondering if the orange coloured liquid will go clear once filtered; I am certain the vin d'orange I have drunk was clear.....

Anyway good muck in your enterprises with oranges!

Thu 4-Mar-10
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shelley said:

I wonder if they would be a good flavouring for a choc orange mousse?

I dont mind too much re the alcohol; the improvement  in  how I have been feeling is worth it!

Glad to hear that I am not the only one wondering if the orange coloured liquid will go clear once filtered; I am certain the vin d'orange I have drunk was clear.....

Anyway good muck in your enterprises with oranges!


Shelley are you sure you should put muck in the mixture?  No wonder it isn't clear!!!!!!!!!   Big_LaughBig_LaughBig_LaughBig_LaughBig_LaughBig_LaughBig_Laugh

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Fri 5-Mar-10
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Marmalade done! It's a tiny bit more set than I would have liked (I prefer the runny texture of French jam), and the peel floated to the top even though I let it cool a bit before pouring into jars. It tastes lovely though, and is pretty good for my first attempt at making marmalade for literally 30 years 🙂

Next time I'll know that I should stop boiling as soon as it starts doing those gloopy lava-like bubbles. Mind you, next time could be a long way on the future, I've got 10 jars to get through!

Fri 5-Mar-10
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My peel rose to the top too, but if you turn the jar upside down for about ten minutes and then back again, it magically sorts itself out.  I'm sure I got the tip on this forum.  Too late for you this time, but a wee tip for the next.  Enjoy your marmalade.  Smile

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Fri 5-Mar-10
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Veronica-You could slice the  4 spare oranges thinly crosswise and cook them gently with sugar to make a syrup to preserve them, so they are almost candied- adding spices to taste- cinnamon/cloves etc-put into jars or just eat it straight away....makes a lovely topping for apple pie or almond orange cake.

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Fri 5-Mar-10
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ooh, that sounds good Kate! Have actually already decided to make an almond-orange cake 🙂

Fri 5-Mar-10
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The best cake in the universe!Ok

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

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The Food Programme ,radio 4, today was about marmelade.Interesting, worth a listen!

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Sun 7-Mar-10
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my marmalade done too

again first time in about 30 years but has set well (I like it quite well set so it was ok for me!

muck!  darn french keyboards! keep typing the right letters!!

good luck with the cake veronica!

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Ah, Shelley - you made me laugh with your French keyboard!!!!!!!

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very hard to relearn the old fingers after 40 odd years!!

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I bet!

I have to admit to struggling with the laptops with the square thingummybob (very technical) that you move the cursor with - gimme the mouse anytime.

Very set in my ways - as you say, when you've been typing all these years on a proper keyboard, it's so difficult to accommodate to these flat things ........

Sorry, I'm wearing my old hat!!!!!   Big_Laugh

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