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Mojito Lime Marmalade

Mojito Lime Marmalade

Prep

1 HR

Bake

N/A

Serves

6 x 450g jars

Difficulty

Hard
Mojito Lime Marmalade

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Get your mojo going with the sharp, sassy flavour of this lime and lemon marmalade with its hint of white rum and mint.

made using

Preserving sugar

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Step 1

Put some small plates in the freezer to chill overnight.

Step 2

Squeeze the juice from the lemons and limes, reserving the pips. Put the juice into a preserving pan or large saucepan.

Step 3

Scrape the pulp from the lemon and lime peel and put it onto a large square of muslin with the pips. Tie up the corners tightly and put it into the saucepan. Put the mint leaves into the saucepan and add the boiling water. Leave to infuse for about 20 minutes, until cool.

Step 4

Meanwhile, use a sharp knife to shred the citrus peel finely. Remove the mint leaves from the saucepan with a draining spoon.

Step 5

Add the peel to the saucepan. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat, then cover and simmer gently for 30 minutes to soften the peel, then remove the lid and simmer gently for a further 20 minutes, so that the liquid reduces by about one-third. Remove the muslin bag, squeezing it with a wooden spoon to push as much of the liquid as possible back into the saucepan.

Step 6

Tip the Tate & Lyle Preserving Sugar into the saucepan and add the rum. Stir over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved. Increase the heat and boil steadily for 20 minutes, taking care to keep an eye on the marmalade to make sure that it doesn’t boil too rapidly.

Step 7

Meanwhile, sterilize 6 x 450g jars by washing them in hot soapy water, rinsing well, and placing them in a low oven at 150°C/Fan 130°C/Gas Mark 2 for 10 minutes.

Step 8

Test the marmalade for setting point. To check, remove the saucepan from the heat, spoon a little marmalade onto a cold plate and leave for 2 minutes – it should wrinkle softly when your finger is pushed over the surface. If this point has not been reached, return the saucepan to the heat and continue to boil for another 2-3 minutes. Test as before until setting point is reached. (You may need to test several times, though be patient, as this testing is crucial to achieve the correct consistency).

Step 9

Allow the marmalade to settle for 10 minutes, then pour it into the hot sterilized jars. Leave to cool, then seal and label. Store in a cool place for up to 1 year.

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The marmalade will look quite runny when you pour it into the jars - it will set upon cooling (so long as you have followed the instructions for testing the setting point!)

Ingredients – 5 items

Serving

1

Citrus fruit

Made up of 2 lemons, and approximately 10 limes

1 kg

Boiling water

1 l
Mint

Mint leaves

Fresh

15 g

Preserving sugar

1.8 kg
White alcohol

White rum

100 ml

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