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For those of you not quite up to marmalade speed Jane Hasell-McCosh, the founder of The World's Original Marmalade Festival flew around the world in 2014 to spread the orange word and to raise further awareness for Hospice at home, or as it is called in Australia Palliative Care. During the month of October she [...]

October 17th, 2016|Marmalashes|

History of Martindale Hall

Of the love stories that derive from the English country house, that glorious melting pot of history, there are hundreds. Maids and footmen beginning a steamy affair to be kept in strictest confidence from the disapproving eyes of their superiors and nostalgic scenes of stable boys tumbling through haystacks with scullery maids. There are stories [...]

October 17th, 2016|Marmalashes|

Australia Tour 2014 – Nhill country show

We then moved onto the Nhill country show where Jane was invited to enter her marmalade as a last minute entry. The C.W.A which is the Australian equivalent of the English W.I. were in the middle of the judging and there was a wonderful assortment of homemade cakes, beautiful flowers, decorated eggs, vegetables and of [...]

October 17th, 2016|Marmalashes|

Dalemain links to Martindale Hall

Martindale Hall in South Australia has a wonderful link with Cumbria and indeed Dalemain. Edmund Bowman built it in 1869 with marriage in mind to the then Miss Hasell of Dalemain. He wanted to create somewhere where she would have a home away from home. Unfortunately and very sadly she wasn't brave enough to make [...]

October 17th, 2016|Marmalashes|

Jane’s Top 10 Tips for Entrants

Essential reading: Jane’s Top 10 Tips for Entrants to The World’s Original Marmalade Awards. 1) Do it now The best Seville oranges begin to arrive into the shops after Christmas.  Make sure you take the opportunity to get the best of the batch. 2) Clean equipment If you haven’t used your equipment since last year it is important to [...]

October 13th, 2016|Marmalade Tips, Guides & Articles|

Marmalade making tips – what to aim for

Use these notes as a guide, as the specific flavours and textures of marmalade will vary according to the fruit, the amount of natural pectin and sugar, and your own taste. We spoke with Pam Corbin, judge and founder of Thursday Cottage marmalade and author of the River Cottage Marmalade book, and Jonathan Miller, Sweet [...]

October 13th, 2016|Marmalade Tips, Guides & Articles|

Marmalade Prosecco Cocktail Recipe

From Sarah Randell, judge at The Marmalade Festival and Food Director, Sainsbury’s Magazine This is the most delicious winter recipe from one of my favourite local eateries in London – The Rookery in Clapham. It perks up any grey February day. The team at The Rookery made a Margaret Costa marmalade recipe this year from [...]

October 13th, 2016|Marmalade receipes|

Marmalade Tarts Recipe

Makes 12 Roll out 300g shortcrust pastry on a lightly floured board to 3mm thick and use an 8-9cm cutter to stamp out 12 rounds, re-rolling the pastry as necessary. Use these to line a 12-hole bun tin. Chill for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 200C, fan 180C, gas 6. Add 1 tablespoon of [...]

October 13th, 2016|Marmalade receipes|

A Quick and Easy Marmalade Cake Recipe

Serves 8 -ish 200g soft butter, in pieces 225g caster sugar 4 large eggs 150g self raising flour 1 rounded tsp baking powder 100g ground almonds For the drizzle 75g icing sugar 100mls orange juice (freshly squeezed) grated zest of 2 oranges 4 tbsp of your favourite marmalade Pre-heat the oven to 180C, gas 4. [...]

October 13th, 2016|Marmalade receipes|

Pam Corbin’s Seville Orange Marmalade

What better way to embrace the short, cold days of January than to spend a few steamy hours in the kitchen creating a little kitchen alchemy and turning a panful of oranges into pots of golden marmalade to last the year ahead. The Seville orange, celebrated for its bitter tones and pectin rich flesh makes [...]

October 13th, 2016|Marmalade receipes|
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