Catherine and Helen's Marmalade

Homemade Marmalade is a great way to create something lasting from your Seville Oranges. Catherine and Helen, from our Chiswick store, recently spent some time making an extra-special batch of homemade marmalade.

It was so good, we had to share the recipe with you!

Served With:

Sourdough toast
A hot tea or coffee


  • 1kg Seville Oranges
  • 1kg preserving sugar
  • 1 fresh lemon
  • 1.8ltr water


Preparation, cooking and storing

  1. Wash and peel the oranges using the peeler taking as little pith as possible.
  2. Finely shred and reserve.
  3. Cut the oranges and lemon in half and juice, reserve the juice.
  4. Put the orange and lemon halves in the cheesecloth and tie.
  5. Place in the saucepan and cover with water, bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer and cook slowly for 2 hours.
  6. When cool, squeeze the liquid from the cheesecloth bag, mix with the reserved juice and add the shredded peel. You will need 1ltr of liquid in total.
  7. Mix the liquid with the sugar, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
  8. Bring to a rolling boil for 10 to 15 minutes.
  9. The marmalade is ready when it reaches 105c.
  10. Ladle into sterilised jars, seal and store until breakfast!