I’m fascinated by old recipes so making Orange Jam, Tudor recipe sounded like a great idea. After I made it, I was amazed how good it is. I can say this is one of my favourite jams. The flavour of the orange is so strong with only 2 ingredients and very easy to make. I would say anybody that wants to experiment in the kitchen should try it. I wasn’t sure I would like it as much as I did because I’m not keen on orange marmalade. But the taste is very different.
To make the jam I boiled the orange. It’s something I’ve done before, for example in my recipe of Dark chocolate and orange cake. I used 3 oranges for 2 jars. I put only one whole orange and the pulp of the other two. If you want a more bitter taste, add two or all three peels. If you don’t want any bitter taste, use only the pulp. For me, one peel gives it a lovely flavour and I like it as it is.
I’m going to make this jam again for winter as it needs less sugar than the standard jam. Maybe I’ll add a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg to that one. As the oranges are boiled, I kept the water and I used it in smoothies. It has a lovely flavour. I put it in two small bottles and kept it in the fridge for a couple of days.
Ingredients for 2 jars:
– 3 oranges
– 250g icing sugar
Wash thoroughly the oranges. Put them in boiling water and boil them for 30-35 minutes at medium heat with the lid on. Take of the hob and leave to cool for 20 minutes. When the oranges are cool, scoop them out of the water and put them on a plate. Put a whole orange in the blender. Remove the peels of the other two and put them in the blender. Add the icing sugar and blend for a minute or so.
Transfer the jam in a pan and keep it over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring from time to time. Meanwhile, sterilize the glass jars in the oven, by putting them in oven at 160 degrees and leave them for 20 minutes.
Orange Jam, Tudor recipe, I want to make more medieval recipes as this one is just amazing. So much flavour.