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Harry Potter Marmalade Recipe | My Harry Potter Kitchen (Recipe #13)

Hello Witches & Wizards! Welcome back to My Harry Potter Kitchen - the YouTube series where I'm working my way through the Harry Potter books creating magical recipes for each item of food and drink inside! Last week we created a Fruit Cake recipe inspired by Aunt Petunia.


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We're back at Number Four, Privet Drive for another recipe from the Philosopher's Stone in Chapter Three - 'The Letters From No One'

""No post on Sundays" he reminded them happily as he spread his marmalade on his newspapers"

Marmalade the popular breakfast preserve (and Paddington Bear's favourite), but have you ever wondered how it's made? This week we're serving up a Homemade Marmalade recipe with a little Harry Potter magic.


This easy marmalade recipe uses traditional Seville Oranges to give a bittersweet finish as well as a vibrant orange colour. In just a few steps you'll have fresh homemade marmalade for the perfect breakfast treat or gift!

Homemade Marmalade Ingredients:

(makes 1 large jar - approx 500-750ml)

  • 350g Seville oranges

  • 1 lemon (optional)

  • 825ml water

  • 650g preserving sugar

Homemade Marmalade Method:

  1. For the marmalade, place your oranges into a saucepan and then top up with water so it covers your oranges. (Wizard Tip! If the oranges aren't covered try to find a smaller pan)

  2. For an extra bitterness you can add a lemon in too. Place on a high heat and bring up to the boil. Once bubbling, turn down to a low simmer, place a lid on top and boil for 2 hours until the rinds have softened. When ready remove the fruit from the water (keeping the liquid) and leave to cool.

  3. When the fruits are cool enough to handle, cut in half and scoop the insides out into a bowl. You'll then need to thinly slice the orange rind into strips (Wizard Tip! Check out the video for the easiest way to do this)

  4. Add the preserving sugar into the flavoured water, along with the rinds and stir. Pour the orange centre into a muslin cloth, tie and add into the pan.

  5. Bring the marmalade up to the boil for about 15 minutes letting it bubble away. (Wizard Tip! If any scum forms on top, use a spoon to scrape it out to ensure you get a nice clear marmalade)

  6. The setting point can vary depending on the amount of liquid you use, the type of sugar and how juicy the fruits were but typically takes between 15-25 minutes. (Wizard Tip! Place a metal spoon in the freezer. When you think the marmalade is ready, dip the spoon in, remove it and then leave it to the side for 10 seconds. If the marmalade has formed a skin on the spoon and it leaves a defined trail when you swipe your finger through - it's good to go. If it's still quite wet, let it boil for another 5 minutes)

  7. Sterilise a jar by filling with boiling water, carefully turning upside down and then placing upside down in the oven to dry out completely.

  8. Once the marmalade is ready fill the jar and seal while it's still hot to create a vacuum. The marmalade will continue to thicken as it cools so once at room temperature you can place in the fridge. The marmalade will last for a month unopened, and should be consumed within 5 days once you've opened the jar.

No wonder marmalade is Paddington Bear's favourite - and it's so easy to make too so why not give this week's Harry Potter recipe a go and let me know what you think? Follow me on Instagram and share your pictures with the hashtag #MyHarryPotterKitchen - I'd love to see them!


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