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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Orange Jam

(Portakal Receli)

Orange Jam
4 oranges, with thick skin
5 cups granulated sugar
1 lemon juice

Grate the oranges rinds with thin side of the grater and place in a large pot. Cover with water. Cook on medium heat until they are softened, for about 45 minutes. Drain and put aside. Place the sugar in a pot and melt it with a little bit of water. Cut the oranges in chunks and throw them over the melted sugar. Cook for another 45 minutes on medium heat. Afterwards, squeeze the lemon juice on top and let it cool down. Put them in jars and cover the lid.

13 Comments:

At 2:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is probably the most delicious jam i have ever eaten!

matevz

 
At 9:03 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you. This is also my favourite jam:)

 
At 12:03 AM, Blogger maloneh said...

MaloneH said:
I don't understand. Do you grate the zest from the rind and then cook both zest & rind til softened? The pic looks like the big thick chunks of the whole rind. What happened to the grated zest?

I'd love to try this if I can get it straight.
Thanks.

 
At 11:00 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Maloneh,
Zest (orange part of the rind) has to be grated, you are going to throw it away. Then cook the whole orange without zest but with the white part until it is softened.

 
At 6:11 AM, Anonymous ahed said...

hi binnur
thank you very much ,very delecious
this is the first time i make it
my husband like it too much

 
At 12:32 PM, Blogger zekiye said...

Hi Binnur, this looks yummy but you do not mention what to do with the zest once it is softened. I don't understand why you would boil it and then throw it away unless you use it for something first. thanks. Zekiye

 
At 2:42 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Zekiye,
Zest (orange part of the rind) has to be grated, you are going to throw it away. Then cook the whole orange without zest but with the white part until it is softened.
Take care,

 
At 4:07 PM, Anonymous Deria said...

this is also my favourite jam
Binnur, if I substitute sugar for natural balı in jam recipes, do you think I should take the same amount as sugar or a little bit less?

 
At 7:37 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Deria,
I don't use bal to make jam. But if you like it, you
should probably use less amount of bal than sugar.

 
At 2:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you throw away the zest? Doesn't it have the arromatic oils that give the orangy parfume?

 
At 12:30 PM, Blogger Deniz said...

One of my favorite jam is also Turunc Jam, I think it is translated as bitter orange. Do you have a recipe for that? And how can we find Turunc in the US, any ideas?

Thanks,
Deniz

 
At 12:15 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Please follow the instructions. You will feel all orange flavour when you taste it:)

 

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