Thursday, March 8, 2012

Marmalade Jellies

First things first, the winner of the EB Mine Brunch giveaway.  Random.org says the winner is #9, Marcie!  Marcie, shoot me an email with your mailing address and we'll get those Eggland's Best goodies sent your way :)



After my first foray into jam-making this past summer, I was so excited to receive this cookbook for Christmas!  It's a great cookbook, full of information about the ingredients and process, in addition to some fantastic recipes, organized by season.



I wasn't quite sure if I was into marmalade, which is usually what happens to the citrus fruit that is plentiful now.  Given my love of meyer lemons I decided that I would try a Meyer Lemon Kumquat Marmalade first.

(Don't mind the tangerine in this picture...  I used all my kumquats!)

After acquiring enough lemons and kumquats for a half batch, I started the three day process of marmalade making.  Don't let that scare you--it's mostly hands-off!  Things were going well until it was time to test the jam.  I must've decided to test a little late, as my marmalade started to burn while my testing spoon was in the freezer.  Gone was my plan to can the marmalade.  I couldn't bring myself to toss it, so I lined a 9x13 pan with parchment paper and poured in the slightly over-cooked marmalade.  After a few hours in the fridge...  it worked!  I had marmalade candy! 


Like a little gummy candy, I scored small pieces using a pizza cutter and wrapped them in small pieces of parchment paper.  Friends and co-workers were none the wiser and enjoyed this sweet treat.  I'll call that a success :)

Have you had a recipe disaster you've been able to salvage into something tasty??

15 comments:

Erica said...

Yum! Ive always wanted to try making candies. I've turned bars into granola before (when they've been too crumbly ;))

Ranjani said...

Nice save! I wouldn't have known those were an accident from the pictures

Biz said...

That's an awesome success! Usually I get so frustrated if something doesn't work out, I typically cut my losses and move on - way to save it!

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

Doesn't sound like an accident to me!! They look a bit like the homemade fruit leather that I made last summer. I'd love having a batch of these around!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

Marmalade candy sound AWESOME!

Joanne said...

I love how you turned a potential disaster into something delicious! Well done!

Elizabeth said...

I am always in awe of your kitchen adventures. I love the look of the candies.

Amy said...

Good save! These candies look great!

Choc Chip Uru said...

This is such a cool candy - looks delicious so definitely bookmarked :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru
Latest: Tropical Caramelised Baked German Pancake

Megan said...

Love how you turned a mishap into a sweet treat. I probably would have given up and started over!

Katerina said...

A candy can definitely make your day! These ones look like the perfect remedy! Delicious! Lovey blog with beautiful recipes!

Daisy said...

I am so impressed at how you salvaged this into a sweet treat!

Kelly said...

I love that you were able to save it and turn it into something fantastic. I had the exact opposite problem when I made some apple jelly (possibly from that same book, but maybe not. I referenced many from the library). After I canned it I realized it was WAY too thin. I ended up removing it from the can and adding pectin (the original recipe used only naturally occuring pectin) and now I think it is too thick. However, I have a cookie recipe that calls for jelly & it works great in that.

Elina (Healthy and Sane)\ said...

Nice save! They sound delicious :)

Kerstin said...

Nice job with the save! They sound like such yummy little treats :)

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