Thursday, December 8, 2011

"It's Orange Season" or "Rolls Around My Waist"

We are not growing oranges on the Homestead, but we do have relatives who have neighbors who grow oranges!

Because of their great generosity we scored three shopping bags of homegrown oranges and I did not want to waste a single drop of them so I decided to make Marmalade with them.

I have never really been around marmalade eaters in my life and so I didn't really know what to expect. I do know some people love it and some people hate it. I had never eaten homemade marmalade before, but I suspected it would be worlds better than the store bought stuff.
I looked around on the internets*  and settled on Ina Garten's recipe.
So I commenced to slice and dice a triple batch of Marm without ever having tasted it. Pretty brave, huh?

It was super easy to make. Just dice up a bunch of oranges add sugar and cook.

The recipe also called for a couple lemons and it just so happened there were some lemons in the bags too.

The final word for me is not that I love Marmalade on my toast. Instead I have discovered that if you make a cinnamon roll dough (just a yeasted sweet roll dough), spread Marmalade in place of the sugar/cinnamon and then top the resulting orange rolls with a vanilla cream cheese frosting...
You will think you have died and gone to heaven.
This is the last one and I barely got a photo of it before it was ravenously consumed (by me).

*we like talking wrong for entertainment around here.


  1. Oh MY that looks good! The only oranges we get around here are from the grocery store :*(


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