Mother Nature is wise and knows exactly what we need. What do we need to cope with a cold winter? Exactly, vitamin C. In Mallorca, we find vitamin C everywhere. The precious health-saver is laughing at us from the orange and lemon trees that embellish with their colours our fields and valleys.
There are a lot of different ways to enjoy these delicious citruses. I can recommend you a freshly pressed orange or lemon fruit juice, a heavenly tasting dessert of orange juice with strawberries or, what I have been preparing this week: orange and lemon marmalade.
– Cut in slices 4 oranges and 2 lemons and put them in a bowl with water. Put the same amount of water as you put fruit. Let rest until the next morning.
– The next day, cut up the fruit in julienne (very small pieces). Put them with the water that is left in the bowl, in a cook pot and cook during 10 minutes. Let rest until the next morning.
– The third day, take out the fruit, together with some of the water-juice (I took as much water-juice until the fruit pieces where covered) and put in the sugar. Put in the same amount of sugar as you put fruit (1/1) Cook on a small fire, don’t forget to stir with a wooden spoon! You have to cook the mass until it has the texture as of honey. Or you put some on a little plate and when it cools down it has to show a jelly texture. I used the blender to make the texture a more homogeneous mass.
– Now you just need to put you delicious homemade marmalade in sterilized jars. To sterilize, cook the glass jars during 10 minutes. Fill a jar with the warm marmalade, put the jar upside down. When the marmalade has cooled down a little, turn the jar side up again. Now you can enjoy during several months of the taste of winter in Mallorca.
Mallorca is full of flavours. Come and enjoy them!
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