Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Making Marmalade

When we got these peaches, they were hard and much greener. It was the intention of making them into marmalade. Not only did H show me how to do it, I even got the materials like meat grinder, peaches needed for it. It was only after 3 days that we got around into making our own marmalade. As one can imagine, I ate lots of peaches already because day after day, they simply kept on rotting/becoming overripe.

Finished product /1.6 kg of peaches
Wooden spoon
Thick-bottomed pot
Sterilized bottles and covers
Weighing scale
Meat grinder
Fruit e.g. peaches
Proportion: 1 KG fruit: 1 KG sugar

1. Discard rotten peaches/parts.Wash the peaches and let dry.
2.  Boil water and pour through meat grinder to sterilize it.
3. Cut peaches into half and take out the seeds.
4. Weigh the cut peaches. 
5. Pass through meat grinder. 
6. Stir in mashed fruit and sugar into the pot. Mix until well blended. 1.6 KG fruit: 1.6 KG sugar
7. Turn on the heat. Stir occasionally to prevent from burning.
8. When it starts to boil, boil for 8 minutes while constantly stirring.
9. Pour into the bottles - almost to the brim. Seal with covers. 
10. Put the filled bottles upside down for 10 minutes, keeping them side by side to let them stay warm as long as possible(This sterilizes them). Bring them to upright position.
11. When cool, store in a cool, dark area (basement).
Waiting for the marmalade to boil

What a big mess we made

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