Kumquat Marmalade and Orange MarmaladeMarch 21, 2008 at 12:34 am | Posted in Marmalades/Jams/Jellies | 9 Comments
I was searching through my Google Reader and I saw Kumquat Marmalade on Habeas Brulee. I had some kumquats I had picked up because I needed to try them on their own and they hadn’t really been eaten. As G said, “they’re too tart.” I figured this was the perfect thing to try it out on. If it was a failure, they weren’t being eaten anyway. Lucky for me it was a success, G loved it and I liked it so much I decided to try it out with my not so bloody blood oranges. The orange wasn’t quite as good, but I definitely recommend making the kumquat marmalade while you can, the season is going to end soon and you won’t be able to find the little guys for a year.
Peel and seed 1 lb of kumquats. Put them in a pan and add 4 cups of water. Cover and let sit overnight (Habeas Brulee also wrapped the seeds in cheesecloth and left them in the water, but I didn’t have cheesecloth so I didn’t). The next day bring the mixture to a boil then let simmer for 45 min to 1 hr. Then add 4 cups of sugar, turn up the heat a bit and let it go for another 15 minutes or so. You’ll know it’s done when you take a bit out and it gels up when you let it cool. So easy and so tasty!!