Lady MarmaladeJuly 19, 2009
My husband recently returned from a visit to his mum, Annie, bearing Gift: this jar of cumquat marmalade, made on a whim from the cumquats in her own garden and last week’s Good Living recipe (I think this recipe here is the one, right Annie? Let me know if not!).
Anyway, it wasn’t till yesterday that I had some of it slathered on toast (sourdough from the excellent Bourke St Bakery which happily for us has opened a new shop just a couple of blocks from our house). And my, that stuff was good.
This marmalade is magic – I’m not much of a jam person, having a reasonably low sugar tolerance, and so absolutely love this stuff which is sweet but tart and just with that teeny subtle bitterness that makes marmalade so much more interesting than jam.
So this is, as you see, a cheat’s blog, given that today’s recipe is not only someone else’s but I didn’t even make it - but it’s so good, and looks so beautiful, that I thought the Lady Marmalade wouldn’t mind me sharing her triumph with you.
The Lady reports in her comment on the polenta posting that this recipe is easy and results in feelings of industrious virtue. And I am sure that if there are any tricks or tweaks required, she will let us know.
I have never made jam or anything like it in my life, but I heartily recommend you all rush off and make jars of this stuff (and then pop one in the post to me…)