Bitter Orange Marmalade Recipe
This bitter orange marmalade is, as you probably guessed, bitter. And also a little bit sour. You can add more sugar to it if you want a sweeter taste. You can even add grapefruit, lemon or a combination of them. Here is what you need for this recipe:
- 2 kg of bitter oranges
- 2 liters of water
- Juice from two lemons
- 2 kg of raw cane sugar
How to make the bitter orange marmalade:
First of all, rinse the oranges under running water. Cut them in half and then squeeze out the juice inside of a jar. Try to remove as much white skin as possible from the oranges. Cut out the zest into thin strips, then put it in a bowl. You will need to combine about 500 ml of orange juice with 700 g of zests. Add in the two liters of water and then let it stand overnight.
The next day, take your mixture and then pour it into a pot. Bring it to a boil and then let it simmer while covered with a lid. Leave it to boil for about an hour and a half, until all the zests become soft.
Add in the lemon juice and the sugar, stirring well with a wooden spoon to melt it faster. Now let it boil for an additional 40 minutes. To check if it’s ready, take a drop of the mixture onto a cold saucer. If it’s solid and does not slip away, then it’s ready.
This delicious bitter orange marmalade goes very well with a dark bread or rye, along with a little butter. This marmalade adds a little bit of sun to your breakfast, turning a gray winter morning to an amazing day. Because of its vibrant color, you can even add it to a cheesecake. The bitter flavor complements the sweetness of the cheesecake well.