Whisky Marmalade

Whisky Marmalade

The whisky (or whiskey if you are Irish or live in USA) is a small amount and adds a subtle and delicious flavour.
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  • 2 lb 1 kg Seville oranges
  • 4 pints or 80 oz 2.5 litres water
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 5 oz 150 ml whisky


  • Scrub oranges, halve, squeeze juice and remove pips.
  • Either chop rind finely, mince or liquidize roughly.
  • Tie pips in a muslin bag.
  • In a preserve pan, put chopped rind, juice of oranges and lemons, water and muslin bag.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 hours until volume is reduced by 1/3.
  • Remove muslin bag and when cool, squeeze the jelly-like substance back in pan.
  • Add sugar and heat until dissolved. Add whisky.
  • Bring to a boil and boil rapidly until setting point is reached. Pot and cover.
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Author: Tamzin

Food activist and childhood nutrition advocate Tamzin Cochrane helps the busiest of people to cook up something healthy and delicious, even after a long day. She also helps companies and schools educate around—and create a culture and environment that truly supports healthy eating. Decades in the foodservice and hospitality industry have given Tamzin a well-rounded perspective on mealtime. She is passionate about bringing back the lost art of families and friends cooking together, and she loves seeing people enjoy the amazing tastes and textures of their communal effort. Inspiring children to cook and expand there horizons on food is very important. She shares this message through virtual coaching and video courses, by speaking at corporations, schools, and events, and through her recently-released video courses. Tamzin is found most often at The Pinny and Trowel Cooking School, which she opened in early 2020, it is located in Austin TX. Tamzin was born in England, grew up in Scotland, and now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband (who incidentally, is Scottish but grew up in England) and their children.

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