Monday, July 25, 2005
Daddy's Lemon Marmalade
When I visited my parents a few weeks ago, Dad had just finished pouring something gorgeously glisteningly yellow into jars. I asked what it was, and he replied "Lemon Marmalade. With Elderflower." I begged until I was given one of the jars. (Come on, wouldn't you have?)
He made it with lemons that he had first used to make Elderflower Cordial. My parents have an elderflower tree in their backyard, and occasionally my dad makes cordial from it. He keeps it in the freezer, and likes to drink it with gin. It's made with a lot of lemons, and after the cordial was done, he used a stick blender to cut up the lemons, added sugar, and boiled until it was marmalade. Amazingly easy - or so it sounded.
It's delicious on toast, or on crackers. Yum. Thanks dad!