To test if your marmalade is ready, before boiling the fruit with the sugar place three saucers in the fridge. To check for setting point, drop a spoonful onto a cold saucer and leave for a five minutes. If it holds its shape and is sticky, then it’s ready. If not, continue boiling and retest. STERILISING JARS
To sterilise jars, wash in hot soapy water and rinse well. Preheat the oven to 120°C and place the jars in the oven for 30 minutes. Place the lids in a small pot, cover with water and bring to a rolling boil.
A tip is to warm the sugar beforehand for easy dissolving. Place the sugar on a baking tray and place in a preheated oven of 120°deg C for 15 minutes.