Award Winning Marmalade:
Traditional Lemon and Lime Marmalade Recipe
I cannot believe that is nearly a year ago that I went to a Marmalade Workshop where Vivien Lloyd, who is big in the world of marmalade, showed me and two other blogger friends how to make this fabulous preserve, the traditional way. You can read all about my Marmalade Workshop here: Recipe: Make Award Winning Marmalade – Marmalade Workshop with Vivien Lloyd. A year on and I am still fixated on this citrus preserve, and although I am not sure if I will be entering the Marmalade Awards this year, I am embracing the winter citrus season by making marmalade. Having made traditional Seville orange marmalade, Three Fruit marmalade and some Pink Grapefruit marmalade, I decided to try out a new recipe this year for Lemon and Lime marmalade, one of the numerous marmalade recipes that is in Vivien’s helpful and informative book First Preserves.
In order to make marmalade, and other preserves, one needs jam jars…..and I would like to extend a BIG thanks to the lovely Adam over at Quickjars who sent me a veritable treasure trove of jars and bottles.…..with enough choice of glassware to fulfil most of my immediate preserving and bottling requirements! As well as assorted jam jars of different shapes and sizes, he also sent me some champagne and wine bottles and smaller bottles that I will be using my annual batch of sloe gin later on this year. All of the jars and bottles came with lids, caps, corks and wire cages too. Quickjars love to work with Food & Drink producers crafting products of uncompromising quality. They love to celebrate real food, great recipes and traditional methods regardless of scale, and their environmentally sourced range of bottles and jars are chosen to reflect the unique quality of all things organic, handmade, local, or simply lovingly created!
But back to my marmalade, this recipe for Lemon and Lime marmalade has become a firm favourite of ours already, with Malcolm my husband proclaiming it to be the best marmalade he has tasted! It’s tangy with a very pronounced lime flavour, like a Mojito or Margarita cocktail and I think I may add some tequila or coconut liqueur to the next batch I make for a very MERRY marmalade……..I have shared Vivien’s recipe below, and before I end for today, I would like to share some step-by-step photos of the whole procedure, which you may find helpful if you fancy making this recipe.
Before I share the recipe and images, I have some great news, Adam over at Quickjars has very kindly offered ALL of my readers a FABULOUS discount on your first order of any jars or bottles you order from the site! All you have to do to claim your 15% discount is the following:
To claim your special first time offer of 15% off, all you have to do is to like the Quickjars Facebook page and send them an email via the contact page on their website here: Quickjars Contact, titled ‘Lavander and Lovage’ (so they know you came from me and Lavender and Lovage . Quickjars we will then send you an individual code to use to save 15%.
That’s it for today, have a great day and DO let me know if you plan to make this (or any other) marmalade. See you soon with more recipes and a new giveaway, as well as some other product reviews. Karen
Disclaimer: I was sent assorted jars and bottles from Quickjars to use for my preserving – I was not required to write a review post, but I chose to share this with my readers as I rate the jars and bottles very highly.
The preparation, cooking and bottling procedure through images:
ENJOY in toast!