Are fans of Orange? I’m sure you will love this sticky, tangy sweet orange marmalade or in French “Confiture D’ Orange “. I tried several times to make this recipe but in the end have some traces of bitterness. So this time I found some tricks to remove that bitter taste on my orange marmalade
The main key to prevent bitterness to the marmalade is to get the rid of the white part, known as “pith ” in the orange peel. I used peeler to remove the pith or scrape using the sharp knife. Then boil several times the orange rinds before using in the marmalade. I’m sure no more bitter taste.
I like to spread orange marmalade to the fresh bake scones, croissants or even toasted bread in the morning with cup of coffee for breakfast. And good for health also as we know orange is rich in vitamins C right? You can make this also as a gift for your love ones.
- 2 large orange
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 2 cup water
- 1 tsp or splash of Cointreau
1. Prepare, medium pot, peeler, and sharp knife. Using peeler remove a thin layer o orange rind off the orange. Then use the sharp knife to julienne the rind remove the white part of the orange. Then cut the orange in half, then cut each half into thin half moon slice or chopped and set aside.
2. Chopped the orange rind into thin slices and put to the medium pot, fill with enough water to fully covered the rind, then boil for 10 minutes, drained the water from the pot, and fill up with water again and boil. Repeat the process for 3 times to remove the bitterness .
3. After drained the water for the last boiled, add in the 2 cup of water, sugar, chopped oranges, and lemon juice. Bring the mixture to boil over medium heat, then turn to medium low so that the mixture is simmering.
4. Cook the marmalade for 40 minutes, giving a stir for every 5 minutes, when almost done, stir in the splash of Cointreau for additional flavor. This time the orange marmalade looks runny but don’t worry when it cools will become firm and spreadable. Transfer the marmalade to the jar and store to the fridge when fully cool.
And enjoy it…. hope you give a try for my recipe.😊