Two words. Kiwi Fruit.
Today I resurrected a recipe I devised many years ago. This was partly due to a number of kiwi fruit appearing in our veg box - I am not really keen on them and Trev kept forgetting to eat them. So I decided to make some Kiwi and Lime Marmalade to use them up. I only stopped making this because it was very, very difficult to get any kind of set. I gave in today and used sugar with added pectin - and it set beautifully and tasted a-maz-ing.
The recipe makes around 7 280g/8oz jars so get them washed, rinsed and in the oven to dry and sterilise before you start. So, I had 1kg of kiwi and six limes. Take the zest from the limes with one of those little widgets or just use a grater. Put the zest in a pan with 900ml water and heat gently to soften the peel. Squeeze the juice from the limes and add to the pan.
Remove the flesh from the kiwi fruit by cutting in half and then scooping out with a teaspoon. Cut each half into about eight pieces - not too small. Add to the pan and cook gently for around 10 minutes.
Add 1kg sugar with pectin (jam sugar ) to the pan and stir to dissolve. Turn up the heat to achieve a fast boil, and boil for 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and test for a set. Reboil for a further 2 minutes if necessary. Leave to stand for about 10 minutes, then pot up into warm, sterilised jars and seal immediately. This is really yummy - and not just for breakfast.
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