Anyway back to the actual point of the post, the marmalade. I use a Delia Smith recipe which I find works very well and has done year after year.
For those of you without the Delia Recipe the ingredients are as follows
2 lb Fruit Seville Oranges
4 pints Water
4 lb Sugar (I use jam sugar)
Put clean jars in oven to warm.
Place water in pan
Prepare fruit by first cutting in half and squeeze juice. Collect any pips and place in muslin. Then remove the pithy interior of the fruit and place this in the muslin along with the pips secure this muslin bag into the saucepan of water.
Slice fruit skin into fine strips and add to the water.
Bring to the boil then simmer for two hours or until peel is soft.
Turn off heat and remove pips and pith in muslin squeeze carefully to remove the pectin from the pith. If you have a sieve you can press pithy mix through it to make sure you get as much of the pectin out of this pith/pip mixture
Add sugar and gradually heat until sugar has completely dissolved, then bring up to a rolling boil and bring to 140 degrees jam setting temperature.
Check for setting point. This point is reached when a teaspoon of marmalade placed on cold saucer wrinkles up when a finger is dragged over it.
Pour into warm clean jars
Label and store.