Monday, November 29, 2010

Blood Orange Marmalade

Blood Orange Marmalade
My second attempt at this recipe went much better then the first.  If you've been following my blog, you know that I needed this marmalade to be a layer in the cake I was making.  The first time I made it I hopped in the shower and it got all burned up.  Damn.  So, I made it again.

Two things went better the second time.
1.  I bought some Campari (its a bitter liquor).  The first time I tried using apple juice
2.  I was actually able to find a blood orange instead of a regular orange.  how exotic :)

This had such a peculiar flavor.  It was definitely jelly like, but not so much sweet.  You can taste the Campari for sure.

The morning sunlight shining in on the cooked and diced pieces of blood orange

Campari is a MUST for this recipe.  I'm excited about what else I can use it for and have already started seeking out other recipes

To get it to gel a little fast, I put it in the fridge and then the freezer.  More runny then jam you would buy at the store, but I know exactly whats in it. :)  I like that.

I used this on a cake.  I am thinking it would also be good baked on some brie cheese

hmm.  perhaps I shall have to get some.  See my re-used Smuckers jar?

1 comment:

  1. very cool. most ppl buy their marmalade but you make it. rawk on!