Marmalade Moments and Secret Ingredients

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This is for those whose orange marmalade did not achieve a set like that in this picture of perfection…

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for whatever reason… and there are enough experts out there who can tell you how to have a second go at getting a set (re-boil, add more lemon juice and re-boil, etc)…

 I am here to tell you what you can do with those jars of orange-flavoured syrup with the tasty chunks of citrus:

Do not chuck them out, whatever you do!

 Orange marmalade that did not set is a blessing in disguise and the secret ingredient for:

 – a delicious braised red cabbage with a classy touch

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– slow-roasted rhubarb – a really delicious treat and if you need a recipe to guide you here it is:

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Orange Roasted Rhubarb

Prep. Time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: approx. 1 hour

Serves: 2

Fresh rhubarb, rinsed and sliced into bite-sized chunks  500g

Orange marmalade, preferably homemade                     250g

  1. Preheat the oven to 140°C.
  2. Combine the rhubarb with the marmalade in a bowl and mix well so that the rhubarb chunks are well-covered in marmalade.
  3. Tip into a baking dish, cover with foil and slow roast in the oven until the rhubarb is nice and tender – about 1 hour.
  4. Remove from the oven and serve hot as is or accompanied by a dollop of crème fraîche or a scoop of ice cream

P.S. and of course you can make this even if your marmalade did set 🙂


6 thoughts on “Marmalade Moments and Secret Ingredients

  1. Not that I was likely to throw out any marmalade, but those are some great ideas on what to do with the runny stuff. I can’t even find decent organic oranges around here, so my marmalade plans have so far been foiled.


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