Yesterday I decided to make marmalade. I make jam regularly but have never done marmalade as it looked a bit of a faff. Anyway Michelle had great success using a kit so I thought I would give it a try and got one from Hobbycraft. It's basically a concentrate to which you add water and sugar. The kit I had was Seville orange, medium cut. It was very simple to use and produced a good few jars. It tastes quite tangy which is great. Each jar is covered with a disk of grease proof paper and sealed tightly with the lid while the contents are still really hot. This causes a vacuum as the marmalade cools and keeps out the air.
I even found some labels which I think were a present. My friend Jackie gave me some empty jars some weeks ago so one jar will be heading her way when I get chance. I like to put jam pot covers on the jars as I think it looks pretty but didn't quite have enough so I made a few more.
I am Jenny (when I was little my dad always called me Jenny Wren) and I enjoy making hand crafted things. Watch this space to see what I am working on.