Lemon & Lime Marmalade-DIY

Lemon & Lime Marmalade-DIY
Lemons and limes combine to create a fantastic flavor and a beautiful color and clarity to marmalade to the stretch onto our bread and biscuits or use it in other sweet concoctions in our Kitchen, as cakes, tartes, tortes, refrigerator sweets, sweet pies etc… At the time when lemons are in abundance we make and fill jams with lemon marmalade, where many of these become gifts for friends.
Lemons, high in pectin and acid, make a great marmalade although the actual flavor of fruit and its color varies.
We use only three ingredients to make this marmalade. Lemons, sugar and water. Without having to add pectin or other perfumes. Although the recipe is simple, it takes time to carry out, but the end result is worth it!
work: 2h:00′ time: 1 ημέρα easy:

 Lemon & Lime Marmalade-DIY  Lemon & Lime Marmalade-DIY

Ingredients (4 medium size jars)

  • 7 large lemons, unwaxed, organic, thick peel + 2 limes
  • sugar
  • water
Thoroughly wash the lemons and cut a disc from the part of the stem.
Put them in a large pot with plenty of water on high heat to boil for 15 minutes once boiling begins. Strain and from this, the first water, keep aside 1 full glass.
Repeat boiling with hot water this time for another 10'-15'. Saturate and taste, cutting the edge of a lemon a little. If necessary, put them in cold water, changing it 2-3 times, for 2-3 hours to get out the bitterness furthern. Do not boil.
Once the lemons have cooled, cut them vertically in the middle and with a teaspoon, remove the pith of each lemon. Also remove the inner peel and the lemon juice fibers and each of them is placed in separate bowls.
Pass the lemon juice through the strainer so that remove the seeds and all that is unnecessary.
The ⅔ of the lemon-cleaned fiber is finely chopped into a junket (small sticks / matches). The rest of it is ground in the blender. So we have the following ingredients assembled to make the lemon marmalade.
  • shredded lemonade pieces
  • ground lemon juice
  • the strained lemon crumb
  • 1 glass of broth from the first baking
  • sugar
  • Wrap lemon seeds in a muslin cloth
Weigh the pure marmalade ingredients: lemon crumbs, lemon sticks and ground lemon juice. For every kilogram (2.2 lbs) of net weight we put 700 grams (1.5 lbs) of sugar.
In large saucepan, combine the marmalade ingredients, sugar, broth from the first boiling and the cheesecloth with seeds and fibers to tie tightly the handle of the pot. (Wrap lemon seeds and fibers in a muslin cloth). Boil for 10 minutes and remove the pot from the fire. Leave aside for 12 hours.
The next day cook the marmalade until it thickens. Boil for ~half an hour, stirring frequently (especially in the last 10'-15'). Whatever it looks like when boiling, when it cools it will thicken.
Test its denseness by putting a little marmalade on a cold dish (put it in the fridge) and with our finger open a "road" in the center of the marmalade. When it stands and does not close it is ready.
Fill sterilized jars and have the lavish but exciting lemon marmalade, enclosed in our jars for the whole winter. Test the result of our effort on toast with a slice of cream cheese!
Lemon & Lime Marmalade-DIY Lemon & Lime Marmalade-DIY Lemon & Lime Marmalade-DIY

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons of marmalade contain:
  • 67 calories
  • 0 0 fat (0 saturated fat)
  • 0 0 cholesterol
  • 0 sodium
  • 17g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber)
  • 0 protein

Author Zambia Sifaki