How I long for marmalade time. There is little to cheer us in January; the house looks bare without the Christmas decorations, now packed away for another year. The weather is at best cold at worse grey and foul. Easter seems so far away.
For me, there is one high point though, and that is January is the time to make marmalade. How I love the whole process, which, though long, done means the larder shelf is packed and ready for our favourite breakfast treat for the coming year.
My tried and tested recipe for marmalade is the one I always use. It makes a fabulous spread, one I am particularly proud of.