Hogwarts House Marmalade Recipe | My Harry Potter Kitchen II (Recipe #15)
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This week we're we've got another magical Harry Potter breakfast idea!
We're heading back to Chapter Four - 'At Flourish and Blotts' to join the Weasley's for some more breakfast treats and see what's next:
"At this point, Fred caught his Mother's eye and quicky busied himself with the marmalade"
We can't have lightning bolt toast without some homemade marmalade so it's time to serve up some magical fruit jam recipes!
Marmalade is a bittersweet preserve traditionally made from Seville oranges and filled with their rinds. For an added touch of magic this week I'm creating four unique marmalade recipes inspired by the Hogwarts Houses!
These homemade jam recipes are great for mixing things up a bit and making your breakfast spread a little more interesting. Our Hufflepuff Lemon Marmalade and Slytherin Lime Marmalade will be made using a similar method to the traditional orange marmalade recipe, however, our Ravenclaw Beetroot Marmalade and Gryffindor Pomegranate Marmalade will use a slightly different approach (and jam sugar) to get the same great jam texture!
Either way you make them - they all taste delicious, so the hardest part is choosing which homemade marmalade to go for!
Want to find out if your Hogwarts House also makes the best marmalade recipe?
If you'd like to know how to make marmalade at home then follow the step by step recipe below to create your own homemade preserves!
Homemade Marmalade Recipe Ingredients
(makes 4 large jars, one for each flavour)
For the Hufflepuff Lemon Marmalade recipe
3 lemons (approx 250g)
500g granulated sugar
For the Slytherin Lime Marmalade recipe
3 limes (approx. 250g)
500g granulated sugar
For the Ravenclaw Beetroot Marmalade recipe
2 pre-cooked beetroots
500g jam sugar
For the Gryffindor Pomegranate Marmalade recipe
1 large pomegranate
500g jam sugar
To make marmalade with fruits with a hard rind you'll need to soften them first. Place the lemons and limes into separate pots, add the water and cover. Bring to the boil and allow to simmer for 30-45 minutes until the fruits are nice and soft. Keep the liquid, but remove the fruit and allow to cool.
Once cool enough to handle cut the fruits and scoop the pulp out into a muslin cloth. Tie the cloth and place into the pot with your liquid. (Wizard Tip! If you don't want your marmalade to be too bitter you can leave the muslin cloth out). Thinly slice the soften rind and add into the pot along with your sugar.
Stir until dissolved and bring up to the boil. Allow to rapid boil for about 10-15 minutes until the marmalade reaches setting points (around 110c /230F).
If any scum forms on top, remove with a spoon to keep the marmalade nice and clear. Pour into a heatproof jug and let cool for a few minutes before pouring into sterilised jars.
(Wizard Tip! To sterilise your jars, fill with boiling water, leave for 30 seconds and then carefully pour out. Turn upside down on a rack and place in a warm oven to dry. Allow to cool completely before handling)
To make marmalade with fruits low in pectin (and usually no rind) you don't need to boil them first. For extra flavour place the beetroot into a muslin cloth with the cut lemon, tie and infuse your water by simmering for 5 minutes. You can do the same for the pomegranate seeds in a separate pot (Wizard Tip! To easily remove your pomegranate seeds, cut in half, turn upside down and tap the top with a rolling pin allowing the seeds to fall out into a bowl).
Once infused, thinly slice the beetroot and put into the pan with your infused water and jam sugar (Wizard Tip! Jam sugar has added pectin to make sure you still get a firm set). Bring to the boil for 10-15 minutes until it reaches setting point. Pour into your jug, cool for a few minutes and then jar and seal immediately.
Repeat the process for the pomegranate, adding the seeds into the pot with your sugar and infused water. Boil for 10-15 minutes, jar, seal and allow to cool.
This is a really easy marmalade recipe that you can personalise with a range of fruits (whether they come with or without pectin!) Let me know which of the Hogwarts House marmalade recipes is your favourite and if you plan on recreating any be sure to share your pictures on Instagram using the hashtag #MyHarryPotterKitchen and follow @BradBakes - don't forget to tag me too!
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