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??