English Marmalade

English Marmalade made from the golden gifts of the sun and imprisoned in beautifully transparent jars, which will complement our sweet and savory breakfast. It will give us all the scent and flavor of citrus. Sweet taste, sour taste, and slightly bitter taste. All those that contain the same fruits from which it comes.
Citrus fruits are fruits, which contain enough pectin so the jam easily gets a thick and jelly texture.

work: 1h:30′ time: 12h:00′ easy:

Ingredients (∼3 kg jam)

  • 2 large oranges
  • 2 tangerines
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 bitter orange
  • 1 grape fruit
  • sugar
  • 2 lemons, juice
Wash and dry fruits. Do not peel.
In the surface of the slice you cut with a sharp knife into four and remove the seeds and unnecessary membranes from the center of the fruit.
Cut into thinner slices each fruit.
You collect together all the chopped fruit in a large saucepan.
Pour water to cover.
Place a large plate over them to press downward, and leave thus overnight.
The next day, boil over medium-high heat the fruits soaked in water, for 35'-40' with the pot uncovered.
Allow to cool and then measure their quantity in volume and add the corresponding volume of sugar.
Again boil the jam for 30'-35' stirring frequently to melt the sugar and reduce the amount of juice.
Remove it from the heat and leave it 3-4 hours to cool thoroughly.
Finally boil it again for ~20 minutes to condense, adding the juice of two lemons.
At this stage if you want mash it.
Pack the jam into sterilized jars and seal.
Choose citrus fruits -whatever we like- organic farming, thick peel, unwaxed, and healthy skin.
If you prefer jam with less rustic style and more velvety, at the end, mash in the blender.

Author Zambia G. Sifaki