13 January 2010

Marmalade, the merciless

Why do I bother?!

After an entire afternoon of boiling, peeling, scraping and chopping, I have failed at the last hurdle!

It's my own fault.  :(

I was consulting too many recipes, got distracted and added 5 oz too much sugar to my Orange Marmalade. So much for that tart, zesty taste I was going for...


Marmalade is merciless. Absolutely unforgiving. Even when you KNOW that you've messed up and made a huge mistake, there is nothing you can do except to keep going. You have to see it through to the bitter, or over-sweetened end, not matter what shape it's in. 

...I'm sure there's a life lesson in there somewhere, but frankly, I can't be bothered!

Double Ugh.

Oh well, in the words of Scarlett O'Hara, tomorrow is another day.


GothGirl said...

Ugh, I can't eat marmalade. I tried to like it, especially after reading the Paddington Bear books as a child, and my mother brought home a jar of orange marmalade. Ek. It was not. Good. At. All. For those who like it, there's more for you, because I am not a fan.

Kudos to you for attempting to make it. You have my respect as a foodie. =)

An American Girl in the UK said...

...my end result tasted like congealed FANTA. Not good, to say the least!