You may remember that I gave an introduction to the fruit trees which grow next door to us, and to the generous offer made by our friendly neighbours to help ourselves to their fruit. This recipe is one which makes the most of the winter/spring bounty produced by their tangelo tree. I am partial to marmalade and of late it has become a bit on an addiction. And what better way to feed my addiction than to cook up my own batch of homemade marmalade using the neighbour’s tangelos!
The spices added to this marmalade recipe give it a rounded, complex flavour which as well as being delicious on toast, also make it a beautiful accompaniment to cheese. When slicing the fruit, reserve the seeds as you go as these contain pectin which is what helps the marmalade to set. Pectin is also found in high levels in the skin of citrus fruit, particularly lemons, hence why there are several added to this recipe.