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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Kamquat & Mandarin Oranges Marmalade

 
Alo alo....Chinese New Year have been over for some time. Mamarazzi went hunting for Mandarin Oranges after CNY to make Marmalade for Ah Kong and Uncle Patrick thinking that it will be cheaper. 

Weird...This year doesn't seems to be much Mandarin Oranges leftover. Unlike previous years there are tonnes of them. 

Found some at The Store at RM3.80/kg and some at Jaya Grocer also around that price.



 Well, beggar can't be chooser so bought some home and peeled the. Very juicy. In this tubs was about 12 to 15 Mandarin Oranges.

 

As usual, the  seeds and the white thingy was "tapau-ed" to be cook together with the marmalade.

Note : according to the experts, the seeds and the white thingy is full of natural pectin. Pectin is the thing that makes jam and marmalade become gel like.



Instead of using Mandarin oranges peel's, this year, she used Kamquat. Cut the Kamquat into halves and take out the seeds. Then slice it thinly to be boil together with mandarin oranges.

Add some sugar (to taste) and juice from half a lemon. Boil them till it become gel like.



 This round she found that the taste is less bitter and more "kum" than when she add the mandarin orange peel last year.

But the funny thing is the yield for this year is just one large bottle and one medium bottle of Marmalade only. Last year at least can get a few bottles.

If you are worried that mandarin oranges and kamquat may not be mixed,  don't worry. Won't "lausai" (diarrhea). Ah Kong stayed here a few days and he finished 1/4 bottle of the marmalade liao. No lausai. Uncle Patrick and Auntie Florence had ate their also and said it's nice.

So feel free to go ahead and experiment as Mamarazzi spotted late shipment of Mandarin Oranges at Pasar Malam and fruit shop this week. Bought some. Not really cheap but....oh well...once a year....




53 comments:

  1. I never try making Marmalade before...

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    1. It's easy . just dump everything inside and boild till all the water dried and the thing become gel like

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  2. Poslaju...dijamin sampai hari esok! Hint! Hint!

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    1. alamak......okie...i try and hunt for more mandarin oranges and make. You like it sweet or more "bitter"?

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  3. Mamarazzi made her own Marmalade, thumbs up again. Mamarazzi has lots of things on her homemade list.

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    1. make can...but taste good or not that is another story LOL

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  4. wah mamarazzi very good now, looks like everything she also cooks it herself, never want to let other people earn her money, haha!!

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    1. oh, the seeds and the whitish thing gotta wrapped in cloth and cook together with the marmalade?? got any reason behind this?? i would have thrown them away leh~~

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    2. errr, mandarin oranges and kamquats all citrus family, shouldn't have any problem mixing them right?? maybe next time can do lemon and orange marmalade, or lemon and lime marmalade.. oooh, think also i drool already~~

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    3. actually the cost of making it at home and buy is similar but the taste wise can adjust lor. Ah Kong diabetic so cant take a lot of sugar. Have to make it with less sugar. Store bought ones thought say sugar less but still very high content of it.

      Yes. The seeds and white moe moe is a source of pectin. Pectin makes the jam pekat.

      Lemon memang must add coz lemon juice makes the thing become pekat too.

      Takut not good mixed because the kumquat is kum already...so not very suit if the "kum-ness"(new word by Mamarazzi) suits the marmalade or not. But found that it ngum ngum suit

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  5. Oohh sounds like a simple recipe to make! Over here even harder to find mandarin oranges haha.. but can make orange marmalade la.. very cheap, sometimes $1/kg.

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    1. I guess so.But I heard oranges over there is super sweet. Just nice to make marmalade

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  6. This is called OI Sum Marmalade.. so much work.. very nice of Mamarazzi!!

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    1. Hahahaha.....not really that much work la...just peel and dump into the pot and let it boil till dry ...

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    2. eh you eat marmalade or not? if eat next time make some for you...Mamarazzi doesnt eat

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  7. this make into cool drink is perfect for this hot and humid weather nowadays..

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  8. Huiyo, homemade marmalade wor.. *drool*

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  9. interesting i have never tried marmalade tho

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    1. Not sure that you will like it coz it has a slight bitter taste

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  10. is this a dessert or some sort of side dish?
    whatever it is it seems yummy

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    1. It's usually eat with bread. Just like jam

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  11. tho i like apples morethan oranges
    i guess oranges is healthier than apples

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    1. apple...hnmmm...maybe can make into jam too but have yet to try

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  12. anyway i really love that picture! this kid was loved by the camera

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  13. have a great day and happy blogging small kucing
    take care always and god bless you

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  14. Wahhh... ur Ah Kong kuat makan roti leh. Tak makan nasi ka?

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    1. Tak boleh makan banyak nasi. Diabetic

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  15. Wah this one is good, home made and healthier!

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  16. I like the home version jam, for sure we can control the amount of sugar to fit our taste. These days times are really tight because of my work so cooking has taken a back step. I hope to find the time to make this jam, I think both the kam and oranges will be loved by myself. Definetly less sugar will be best for my taste.

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    1. yup....good to be able to control the sugar level.

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    1. LOL....wish can but Poslaju say cannot post food :(

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  18. I thrown most of my Mandarin oranges away. Rotten. Not so sweet, this year batch. Never made marmalade before but I am sure your kamquat marmalade is nice. :)

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    1. should have made marmalde...the marmalade can aslo make cake

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  19. Homemade Marmalade can keep how long in the fridge? got expire date? =)

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    1. Not very sure but at least can keep 2-3 months la

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  20. Wah, so clever! Looks like mission impossible to me.

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  21. Never made and eat like this before.. thanks for sharing!

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  22. I love a good marmalade...not seen kumquats though. Would you like to share your recipe please? THANX!!!

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    1. dies....my recipe ah....sure kaput...but you can try from elinluv blog or wendyinkk. I think she have the exact recipe there

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  23. I meant how many kumquats to the 12-15 oranges that you used. THANX!!!

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    1. it depends on whether you want it more "kum" taste. Ah Kong and Uncle Patrick like it more "kum" so put more of the Kumquats lo

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