Marmalade question

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Marmalade question

Postby patpoyntz » January 20th, 2017, 11:39 pm

Just making marmalade (oranges arrive late up here!) as I do every year. Looking in my 'jam cupboard' I have found a few jars of marmalade from, I think, 2 years ago. They are very dark in colour, and as I like a pale marmalade, I know they have darkened in storage. They are still properly sealed, and my cupboard is dark and cool, they smell and, I think, taste ok. So, is this normal, and will they be OK to maybe cook with...I'm thinking steamed puddings. I have not had this before, but I don't usually have left overs. I think this happened when my Dad died and I no longer had to do his years supply.
Many thanks for any advice from the jam experts on here.
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Re: Marmalade question

Postby scullion » January 20th, 2017, 11:46 pm

yeah, it's normal, mine gets darker with age if i leave it (also in a cool dark place). it's still fine to cook with - or on toast, no problem.
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Re: Marmalade question

Postby suffolk » January 21st, 2017, 7:20 am

Yes I agree - we have some from a few years ago that is heading for mahogany in colour - still perfectly fine to use :chops:
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Re: Marmalade question

Postby patpoyntz » January 21st, 2017, 9:52 am

Thanks, good to know it's ok. Will make the 3 Chimneys mamalade pudding tonight.
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Re: Marmalade question

Postby Seatallan » January 21st, 2017, 11:21 am

Lovely! :chops: :chops: :chops:
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