Marmelade from Charles

Sweet and sour oranges from Seville


  • 750 g water, plus extra for topping up mixture
  • 6 Seville oranges (approx. 900 g)
  • 1 lemon
  • 600 g granulated sugar (not jam sugar)


  • Put a plate in the freezer.
  • Slice oranges thinly with a mandoline.
  • Remove pips and stack slices and cut into quarters
  • Add the water, lemon and oranges and cook 10 minutes at 100 degrees on speed 3
  • Add sugar and cook for another 20 minutes.
  • Add some marmalade to the plate that’s been in the freezer and if it is the consistency you like, pour into sterilized jars.
  • If not, cook another 5 minutes.