So... today's marmalade adventure is Cherry Limeade marmalade..... which sounded awesome when I first found it!
The only real downside is the cost of frozen cherries... 2 pounds of them... yikes! This had better be good :-)
This is the basic recipe....... Cherry Key Lime Marmalade
I changed it up just a little... first off..... lemon verbena stems? Really? I can honestly say that these are not at my local Food Lion.... which is 30 minutes away AND the closest store.... so... yep - left them out. I wondered about giving the mix a spritz of lemon juice - but then decided to just do without.
I also used regular limes because that is what I found.
And the recipe called for cutting the limes in half and then slicing thinly. I did that - for 8 limes - and cooked as directed. But while they were cooling in the fridge overnight, I decided the rind pieces were larger than I liked..... so this morning, I chopped them up more finely.
I must say, my cherry-lime mixture on the stove smells divine.... enough that I starting singing the Lime & Coconut song...... and started thinking about a lime & coconut marmalade... hmm....... I wonder if that would work....
....and then .... I got distracted here writing... and scorched it! I sprang into action and dumped it into another pan to keep cooking - lowered the temp of the burner... and scraped all the burned mess into the garbage disposal :-( I got a new oven for Thanksgiving and am still figuring out the dual burner thing on the top. I try not to walk away from something cooking without a timer on but apparently did forget that this time!
At any rate - I think it is salvaged.... and I will know later.
It's pretty anyway - and I have a tasting jar in the fridge too.
I must say - the Orange-Ginger Marmalade I scorched the other day doesn't have any of that scorch flavor today so... cross your fingers!
I think though - if I do make another batch today - it will be later on when I decide to babysit it better! I have one more recipe to try but I need to get some lemons. I do have enough oranges in the house to make another basic batch and redo the syrupy #1 batch with it - so that WAS my plan..... I will decide later and add a post script if I do it!
Tomorrow I have an appointment in town so will get the lemons and more seals and jars... and honey, too I think.. The Lemon-honey marmalade sounds awesome - particularly this time of year when everybody is sick - it sounds like it would be a great add-in for hot tea.
ps..... I did NOT make another batch of marmalade..... It was a foggy misty day and I settled in to watch some dvds and stitch on my kaleidoscope hexagon project..... which I will share more about in another post.....