This Chinese New Year, we did not buy any Mandarin Oranges. But with CNY gifts exchange here and there, we end up with a lot of Mandarin Oranges. The fridge was going to "explode".
Some of the Oranges were starting to rot. It's so wasteful. Can't eat it all as eating too much Mandarin Oranges will causes cough or in "someone's" case, having to pay visit to the toilet often.
Around the same time, she read some bloggers were blogging about Mandarin Orange scones, cupcakes and marmalade.
That gives her an idea to try to make Mandarin Orange Marmalade.
Frankly speaking, she doesn't like Marmalade. The only ones that she had tasted came in small cubes and taken from Buffet tables at hotels. She doesn't like those much at all.
She googled and found the recipe from "A Table for Two" blog suits her the best.
We used 8 Mandarin Oranges and a Lemon.
As advised by the blog, the pith and pips were removed and bundled into a small pouch.
The "clean out" Mandarin Orange.
As many of you know, Mamarazzi only have a Licence Lembu(Learners Licence) in the Kitchen Department. Hence, this was the outcome lor.
She read in Kristy's or someone else blog that they used "Gula Melaka"(Palm Sugar) to make the marmalade. Mamarazzi also wanna try lah. Used a block of the Gula Melaka given by Ah Mah.
Dumped everything into a big pot, including the pouch of pip and pith. According to the blog, the pip is a source of Pectin and Pectin is what makes the jam set.
She put in 3 cups of water.
Half an hour later, she tasted the "mixture".
YUCK!!!!...it taste too bitter. Serves her right for not following the recipe to the dot. Hmm...must be not enough sugar. Hence she added in one cup of white sugar.
Tasted it again...aiks...too sweet pulak and still very bitter. She decided to take out some of the peels. Add one more cup of water to dilute the sweetness.
Boiled for another hour and did the Jell Point Testing but it was not successful though she tried a few times. In the end she just hentam la.
She boil it till she saw the mixture thickens till turns gooey just like when she was making the jam for Pineapple Tart donkey years ago.
Jeng! Jeng! Mamarazzi's maverick marmalade
Hehehe.....who dares to be the white mice?
They came to visit me. Bought me Nutrigen, Nangka(jackfruit) and Ice cream.Mamarazzi asked them if they dares to try the Marmalade. They were game.
Their verdict? Taste good. Much better than the ones that they bought from the market which the Vendor claimed to be home made. They love it.
Auntie CY says it's bitter. Needs more sugar.