I had a box of mandarin oranges in my fridge and decided to turn it into mandarin marmalade since I can’t eat them at the moment as they seem to aggrevate a cough that I’m having 🙁 It was easy to make and took around 1 hour and 45 minutes for preparation and cooking time.
After I made the marmalade I bottled it up in some glass jars and pasted homemade labels on them that I cut from cute notepaper using a special scissors to give it a frilly edge. I also used cute heart lace deco tape (which you can get in my WorldOfKawaii Etsy Shop) and ribbon flowers to decorate the jars and lids so that they make cute gifts ✿
Ingredients (makes around 4 medium size jars):
- 8 mandarins
- 1kg white sugar
- 750ml water
- Wash the mandarins and then wipe them dry.
- Peel the rinds of the mandarins and chop the rinds of 4 mandarins into fine strips. Discard the other rinds.
- Peel off the membranes from the mandarin pieces and discard them. Discard any seeds too.
- Chop the mandarin flesh into small pieces.
- Put the mandarin flesh, rind, sugar and water into a large pot and mix well.
- Heat the mixture over a medium heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
- Bring to the boil and then continue to cook the mixture for around another 60 minutes or until it reaches the desired texture. To test whether the marmalade is ready you can put a teaspoon of the marmalade onto a cold plate (place the plate in a fridge beforehand to cool it) and then put the plate in the fridge until the marmalade is cold. If the marmalade is firm then it is ready.
- Put the marmalade into hot sterilised jars and seal whilst the marmalade is still hot. (I sterilised my jars by heating it in a microwave for 1 minute. First make sure they are a little wet and don’t put the metal lids in the microwave.)